Our vintage auto rickshaw fare meters, for sale in-store at Flipp, were retired from taxis and auto rickshaws in India and mounted for display. The meters are very simple mechanical devices and were in essence a mileage indicator that calculate a cost per mile. The same mechanical linkage that powers speedometer powered the meter. So factor in a cost per mile, a basic on off switch (flagfall) and you have your auto rickshaw meter.

An auto rickshaw, or tuk-tuk, is a three-wheeled motor vehicle for hire. They are generally characterized by a sheet-metal body or open frame resting on three wheels, a canvas roof with drop-down side curtains, a small cabin in the front of the vehicle for the driver (auto-wallah), and seating space for up to three passengers in the rear.

Check out these films with auto rickshaws: Indian Films include Auto Shankar, Basha, Aye Auto, Oram Po, Hero Hiralal as well as some Hollywood and foreign productions such as the James Bond film Octopussy, the Canada-India film Amal and the Indonesian movie Pembalasan Rambu. Auto rickshaws are also prominent in the fuel-poor London of 2027 A.D. depicted in Children of Men. A memorable tuk-tuk chase features in the Thai film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, climaxing with many of them driving off the edge of an unfinished elevated expressway. – wikipedia