The body of the microscope is made of brass. The tube sits inside a fixed barrel with a side screw that moves the tube vertically with the help of a rack mechanism for focusing. The microscope tube is held in place by a ring at the top of 3 curved columns or pillars that form 2 levels. Between the 2 levels is the circular stage, which has side holes for accessories such as slides and magnifying glasses. The stage's large central hole is where items such as clips, slides, and dry or liquid objects are inserted. Each of the 3 pillars has metal plates which, in turn, rest on top of a wooden box. Between the legs is a flat mirror that only moves in one direction. The wooden box that forms the microscope's base contains accessories such as lenses and items to hold samples in place.