This 1945 accordion may be one of a kind because Borsini was known for piano boxes and not button boxes. It was owned by Bill Powrie of Scottish Country Dance music fame when he played with Jim Cameron’s Band. The accordion was recently recovered and restored by his nephew, also Bill Powrie. Worth noting is the pallet - keyboard arrangement where the inner row of keys operates the middle row of pallets, the middle row of keys operate the outer row of pallets, and the outer row of keys operate the pallets for the inner row. This eliminates the problem with many 3 row button boxes where the sound from the inner row of keys is muted or less crisp than that of the outer row.

Stepped keyboard, 37/60 keys in BCC#.

Treble and bass reed blocks.

Jim Cameron, violin, May Cameron, piano accordion, Bill Powrie, button accordion.