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Where Is The Comet?
Diners, Zippy & Dives 11
Background Music, "Diner Talk" By BadaBing BadaBoom
From the Album Mood Swing And Other Favorites
Above Photo Courtesy of Seth Gaines' photostream

This page has photos of our 1961 Comet
taken in front of Diners and Dives in Rhode Island.

Did you know the Diner originated in Rhode Island. The origins of the diner can be traced to Walter Scott, a part-time pressman and type compositor in Providence, Rhode Island. Around 1858 when Scott was 17 years old he supplemented his income by selling sandwiches and coffee from a basket to newspaper night workers and patrons of men's club rooms. By 1872 business became so lucrative that Scott quit his printing work and began to sell food at night from a horse-drawn covered express wagon parked outside the Providence Journal newspaper office. In doing so, Walter Scott unknowingly inspired the birth of what would become one of America's most recognized icons -- the diner.
From American Diner Museum.org

Where Is The Comet
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Where Is The Comet Diners & Dives
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RI Diners That Are gone.

Diners That Have Gone To Die.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back.
Kelly's Diner, Somerville, MA


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Kelly's Diner, Somerville, Massachusetts
Kelly's Diner is a 1953 Jerry O'Mahoney, two piece dining car. It measures 55 feet long and is one of the largest diners ever manufactured in the 1950's. It spent the last 42 years on Route 13 in New Castle, Delaware and was brought by the Holmes family in 1996. It was transported to its Ball Square site on two specially equipped, low bed trailers, in two pieces and reassembled with a great deal of care, as you see it now. Completely renovated, we know the Somerville Community will enjoy this classic addition to the Ball Square area.


Phyllis's Diner, Everet, MA


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Phyllis's Diner, Everet, Massachusetts
Yeah it looks like a Worcester Lunch Car but it was actually built on site..
The Lunch Box Diner, Malden, MA


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The Lunch Box Diner, Malden, Massachusetts
This Worcester Lunch Car #690 origionally in Wareham MA and known as McDermott's Diner, this diner has been known as Vivís Diner, Judyís Diner, Roseís Lilí Red Diner, Uncle Lesterís Diner, and Dragoís.