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Where Is The Comet?
Diners, Zippy & Dives 7
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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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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.
Chet's Diner, Northborough, MA

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Chet's Diner, Northborough, Massachusetts
Built on site in 1931. Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, the famous Boston Red Sox pitcher worked on the Diner on the weekends (after he retired) to help out his Mother-in-law who owned it at the time. Chet's looks like a Worcester Lunch Car but it is not although it has equipment for the company. The neon sign on the roof was restored in 2003.
Edge Diner, Shrewsbury, MA

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Edge Diner, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Formally the Edgemere Diner the Edge Diner is a 1948 Fodero Dining Car Company diner. It replaced a monitor-roofed Worcester Lunch Car

Lloyd's Diner, Framingham, MA

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Lloyd's Diner, Framingham, Massachusetts
Lloyd's Diner is a Worcester lunch car #783 built in 1942. In 1990 it was move from Orange, MA where it was Whit's Diner. It was restored and renamed Loyd's.

Casey's Diner, Natick, MA

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Casey's Diner, Natick, Massachusetts
Casey's Diner, constructed in 1922, is one of the oldest operating ten-stool diners in the United States. It is also the sole surviving example of an all-wood interior Worcester Lunch Car. Casey's Diner is diminutive in size at only 10 feet by 20-1/2 feet, and was constructed by the Worcester Lunch Car Company in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was moved from Framingham, MA in 1927. In 1977 it moved to its present location, around the corner to 36 South Ave.. Famous for its steamed hot dogs, Casey's originated as a horse-drawn lunch wagon that was parked on Natick Common.

Origional Casey's Diner in 1921
Wilson's Diner, Waltham, MA

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Wilson's Diner, Waltham, Massachusetts
Wilsons's Diner, constructed in 1949, is Worchester Lunch Car number #819. It has always oporated from the same location.

Cape Ann Diner (Portside Diner), Danvers, MA

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Cape Ann Diner, Danvers, Massachusetts
Worcester Lunch Car #813 the Cape Ann diner was oritionally placed in Gloucester, MA in 1948. It replaced the smaller Worcester Lunch Car #800 that was delivered in 1947. In 1959 and it was moved to its current location.

Capitol Diner, Lynn, MA

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Capitol Diner, Lynn, Massachusetts
Capitol Diner, a 1928 Brill Diner, possibly the only oporating Brill diner left. Family owned since 1938.

South Street Diner, Boston, MA

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South Street Diner, Boston, Massachusetts
South Street Dinerr, Formerly the Blue Diner until 1992, the South Street Diner is actually not a Worcester Lunch Car but a diner built on site in 1947. It replaced an earlier Worester Lunch Car.