The inner cardboard drawtube is covered in green vellum, decorated with gold tooling. There are also objective positions marked with a series of ink dotted lines.
The outer body tube is cardboard covered in dyed ray skin, or shagreen. At the base is a Lignum vitae ring, which itself is attached to a brass mount.
The inner cardboard surface of the body tube has this printing.
At the top of the drawtube is this writing.
The microscope consists of a Lignum vitae eyepiece, cardboard body tube, and L.v. brass objective snout. The objective lenses are mounted in L.v. caps.