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Help identifying concertina-like instrument for repair

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Hello folks!


I recently picked up a squeezebox of some type at a local auction for $30. It needs a lot of work, but the reeds (mostly) sound and for $30 it seemed like a neat project with little down-side risk if I mess it up.


My first question though is how to identify it. My initial guess is that it's either a Chemnitzer or a Bandoneon, but I'm not sure. There are no maker's marks that I can tell. That said, I have confidence that the combined wisdom of the Board can point me in the right direction. I'm attaching pictures of each side.


If anybody knows of common repair pitfalls or has any resources for how to work on these specific instruments before I try to open it up, I'd also love to hear that.


Thanks in advance!





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