This is a concise photo-essay on opening a Lachenal 20button Anglo concertina. It has serial number 172463 (which dates it back to 1924) and I bought it some time ago on e-Bay.

As I am not really pleased with the playability (it needs a lot of air), I decided to inspect the inside and take some photo's at the same time.

Use the story (list) at the left to browse through the photo's.

Opening and putting together the concertina did slightly improve the playability and I guess professional help is needed.

Note: Be sure to read the instructions before opening or closing the concertina