Various mounting base types for the bottom of a flagpole.
A flagpole base on a building that has an angled mount.
A flagpole cutaway illustration with a view into the top hat and how the halyard winds inside. The finial ball is a decorative element placed on top.
A flagpole cutaway illustration showing the inside of a ball and truck combo at the top. The technical illustration shows the halyard or rope going around the wheel.
External truck style of flagpole used for raising and lower the flag.