The instrument folds into a mahogany case ("chest"). The chest is lined with silk. At one end of the top piece is a brass mount for three additional objectives (now missing). 14.5x8.6x6.5cm
The top has an interesting detachable hinge (arrow, left) that allows it to be completely detached, yet securely attached by inserting the hinge under two locating pins in the base. In front is a clasp that secures the top.
Clasp for securing the top.
Locating pins for securing the detachable hinge.
The base has two folding legs that can be extended for stability of the microscope while it is being used. Legs are 4cm