Replacing bellows

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Found a non-working Minolta Auto Semi. I got everything working, but the bellows were so brittle, they just crumbled.

Anyone have any ideas on the best way to replace them?
 
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Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
 

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Bellows replacement has always been a problem for me.
I looked at tutorials showing how to make one but found the process too complicated.
I often replaced easely bellows of 6x9 cm format folding cameras by collecting them out of wrecks
But when the format is less ordinary like for this Lancaster Instantograph that I am currently repairing...I am in trouble for finding a replacement one.


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In general, I think the German-made bellows have fared better over time than those from Japan. I just found an Ernemann folder that is nearly 100 years old and it is almost like new.
 

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