Two disks separated by adjusting knobs form the base. The telescope swivels on this base. The glass bubble indicator is mounted in a brass tube which is attached to the telescope with brass knobs. The box is stained wood with wooden fittings for the level. There are 2 brass hooks and 1 eye on the front. A brass plate is fitted behind the keyhole in the center front. Two brass hinges on the back attach the lid to the bottom. The inside fittings are secured by nails driven in from the outside.