As for a bellows. The ratty old one I removed seemed to be made of an ancient suede/velvet mix and that the knowledge of creating a new piece of this material passed with Mr. F. A. Brownell. So I went to Tandy and they did inform me that it is true, the crossbreeding of suede and velvet has certainly been lost. I did get a nice piece of soft, almost velvety pigskin in black to use. I think it will work well. We'll see.