This is an original antique Midland jump spark cigar lighter made by Davenport Manufacturing Company out of Davenport, Iowa. It is a model L and is housed in a quarter sawn oak cabinet. It operates by depressing the front handle which ignites the flame to light your cigar. This particular one has a wooden coil inside as we found it and we did not test it or the wire. We typically have used a dry cell to power a couple that we have owned in the past which works well. The cabinet is beautiful other than the front corner at the base has a chip of wood off of it and it measures about 15" in height.