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Every such taximeter shall register the charge to the nearest $0.10, and be equipped with a flag or other mechanical device, with the words "for hire" or "vacant" printed or stamped thereon, and such flag shall be so attached and connected to the mechanism of such taximeter as to cause such mechanism to operate when such flag is in a position other than upright, and indicate that the taxicab is not for hire, and which flag shall, when moved forward or downward, start the operation of such taximeter so that the same will operate in the manner defined herein.