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Where Is The Comet?
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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.
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RI Diners That Are gone.

Diners That Are On Their Way Back. Diners That Have Gone To Die.
Boulevard Diner, Wocester, MA

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Boulevard Diner, Wocester, Massachusetts
The Boulevard Diner is a Worcester (#730) from 1937. It still has the original oak and gumwood interior.
Zippy the Pin Head visited the Boulevard Diner.

5 & Diner Diner, Wocester, MA

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5 & Diner Diner, Wocester, Massachusetts
The 5 & Dime diner is a new diner made to look old. Still a great place to visit with lots of 50's decor inside.
Don's Diner, Plainville, MA

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Don's Diner, Plainville, Massachusetts
Don's diner was origionally called Aliciaís Diner until Don bought it in 1936. Then it was a 9-stool Worcester Lunch Car, no booths. Don operated this diner until a fire in 1961. The family then bought the former Manciniís Service Diner, WLC#791, a 1946 vintage Worcester and moved it from Providence, Rhode Island. This diner was replaced with a Mountain View in 1969 and has remained that way ever since. This Mountain View diner was formerly on Rte. 1 in Attleboro and known as the Minute Man Diner.
Jiggers Diner, East Greenwich, RI

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Jiggers Diner, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Jigger Diner is presently housed in a thirty-six-seat 1950 Worcester Lunch Car (#826). It dates back however to 1917 when it was Lindy's and just north of where it is now. In 1929 Vilgot "Jigger" Lindberg bought a bigger Worcester Lunch car #632. I believe the one pictured in the B&W photo above replaced that. In 1950 it moved into an even bigger Wocester Car it presently is in. Although it was used to store paint for a nearby harware store for 10 years starting in 1983, it has been restored inside to have many of its original elements.

Dells, Cumberland, RI

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Dells, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Grandfather Franco DeLucia brought his father's frozen lemonade recipe to America at the turn of the century. Angelo DeLucia, his son, began work on a machine to produce the frozen lemonade, and on a method of making it a consistently excellent product. In 1948, Del's Frozen Lemonade acquired it's name and became the sole product sold at a little stand in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Patriots Diner, Woonsocket, RI

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Patriots Diner, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Patriots Diner is a Diner-Mite manufactured diner made in 2002. Originally called the Blue Onion, it changed to a Scrambler's Restaurant in 2004. In 2007 the diner became the Patriot's Diner.

Blue Plate Diner, Middletown, RI

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Blue Plate Diner, Middletown, Rhode Island
Blue Plate Diner is not a manufactured diner but it is still cool. And it has a great name!
Sissons Diner, South Middleboro, MA

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Sissons Diner, South Middleboro, Massachusetts
This Diner was a Trolly Car built for the Middleborough, Wareham, and Buzzards Bay Railway by the Wason Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, circa 1910. In 1923, Elmer Sisson bought the trolly car, moved near his house, and made it into a diner.