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Your lighter is also a "lift arm" but it's not automatic. To ignite it you turn the wheel which strikes a flint that shoots a spark into the wick that is missing; the wick should come out of the empty hole in the center.
If you can't find a new replacement wick you can use cotton balls. Twist them into a wick about 6" long. Before twisting insert an 8" bare #16 wire which makes threading easier. Once threaded, remove the wire. Coil the wire and keep inside under the screw for future use. Use cotton balls for new wadding. To fill, use lighter fluid, drench the wadding under the screw. You may have to replace the flint.
The covering looks like fabric that has been varnished or shellacked. The brown color looks to be military. I'd guess the lighter is circa 1920-1930, Post WW I. This style was sold 1910-1950s.