Parker Silent Flame Table Lighter Operating Instructions
This lighter takes 2 size C batteries in the base.
The wand has a removable cap and, when removed, the wand is filled with lighter fluid.
To light a cigarette the wand is pulled out from the base and touched against one of the rails and the figure (tip on figure, side on rail). This makes a circuit with the batteries (which are connected below to the rails and figure) and heats a small coil in the wand so it gets hot enough to light the wick and, in turn, produce a flame to light a cigarette.
The Dunhill Silent Flame Table Lighter works similarly, as do all silent flame type lighters.