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Where Is The Comet?
Diners, Zippy & Dives 10
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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

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.
Joe's Diner, Taunton, MA

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Joes Diner, Taunton, Massachusetts
Joe’s Diner in Taunton, Massachusetts started life in Everett, MA where it was Diane’s Diner and the Low Bridge Diner. This Sterling Diner from 1940 was Ingram’s Diner. After it closed in the late 80's and was moved it into a storage yard. In 1986 it opened at it's present location.

Patriot Diner, Bourne, MA

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Patriot Diner, Bourne, Massachusetts
Patriot Diner in Bourne, MA opend in 2010 after being closed for nearly 10 years. Before that it was a rare Double Ended Sterling Streamliner built by American Flyer Co. of Hudson MA in 1941. Origionally in New Bedford it moved to Bourne in the 60's where it became the Otis Rotary Diner and then the Tin Man Diner. This diner was destroyed by a fire in 2000. The "new" diner is a vintage 1940s Mountain View Diner that was moved from East Hampton, Connecticut. Before that, the Mountain View Diner, was the Berlin Diner which was moved from Berlin, NJ.
Jake's Diner, Fairhaven, MA

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Jake's Diner, Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Jake's Diner was formerly located on Route 20 in Worcester and known as Joe's.

My Tin Man Diner, North Falmouth, MA

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My Tin Man Diner, North Falmouth, Massachusetts
Originally located in Middleboro, MA this Tierney from the 20s became the North Falmouth Diner when it moved there in the 40's. It then became My Tin Man Diner in 2008, opened by the same owners that ran the Tin Man Diner in Bourne, before it succumb to fire. It is now closed.
Betsy's Diner, Falmouth, MA

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Betsy's Diner, Falmouth, Massachusetts
This Mountain View Diner, from 1957, was origionally in Allentown, PA. There known as the Peter Pan Diner, it was moved to Falmouth in 1992.
Pig 'N Whistle Diner, Brighton, MA

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Pig 'N Whistle Diner, Brighton, Massachusetts
This Mountain View Diner, from 1952 was origionally called the circle diner before it moved to Brighton, from Watertown, to become the Pig 'N Whistle.

Breakfast Club Diner, Alston, MA

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Breakfast Club Diner, Alston, Massachusetts
Worcester Lunch Car #841 was origionally called Fahey’s and has gone through the names Ted’s, Henry’s and Mike’s.
Buddy's Diner, Somerville, MA

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Buddy's Diner, Somerville, Massachusetts
1929 Worcester Lunch Car #624 was originally in Leominster, Massachusetts and known as Sawin Diner. It moved to Somerville in 1951.