I have several small classic refractors, and are a delight to use, but for one thing. The legs just need to be longer, to keep from bending over at times.
Well, I made my own solution, which in no way will hurt the legs on the classic scope. And it can be real cheap. Find some cheap wood legs from some cheap scopes . All you really need is the single piece that slides up and down inside the outer two pieces. Remove them, and connect them to the inside piece on your classic wooden mount. To keep from scratching your classic scope, just get some felt pieces, and wrap a couple pieces around your classic leg about 6 inches apart. Then put your other cheap leg against that one, and let it stick out as far as needed to make the tripod leg longer. Then take two hose clamps and go around the places you have felt on, around both legs, and it will be just as sturdy as if it was one leg. The felt will keep from scratching your good tripod leg, and if the other piece gets scratched, what will it hurt. Then if you ever decide to sell your classic, just remove the clamp , take the felt off your tripod leg, and it is just original again.
It is so much easier to use your nice clasic refractor if it is high enough to be comfortable with no bending. And to adjust it, just loosen the clamp, and slide the pieces up or down, then tighten back.
Just my easy cheap way to use my classic refractor scope. Do not have to do this with my 90 ETX on my 114 unitron mount, the tube is so short that you do not need to bend over anyway.