To assemble the mill, unscrew the bolt at the top of the mill and remove the top, take out the handle, replace the lid, place the handle on top of this, and screw the nut down tight. Prior to first use, it is recommended to clean the mechanism by grinding a small amount of ingredients through the mill and discarding.
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry completely. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care. Brass is naturally resistant to corrosion, but like all metals, will inevitably oxidize and change in appearance with touch and use which brings with it an attractive patina of use.