The one thing you'll need is a pull chain. I use my finger to pull down the lever that makes the bell ring. The brass T handle is slightly bent as pictures show. But the T handle still goes up and down. The Bell is brass the base with the dates on it is cast iron.The item "Victorian Eastlake c. 1872-1873 Large Brass Door Bell Vintage Antique Pull Handle" is in sale since Monday, February 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Hardware\Door Bells & Knockers". The seller is "daktherrien" and is located in Holden, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States.