The microscope support pillar sets into the top of the base. The square shaft helps maintain orientation. Decorative ring (A) surrounds the shaft. A threaded collar (B) fixes the shaft in place.
Assembled support pillar.
The microscope body fits into a collar made of fruit wood and red-dyed leather.
Two horizontal shafts lend support to the collar. Each shaft has its own jam-screw for setting the position of the microscope.
The mirror is 3.8cm in diameter and flat.