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Friday, July 18, 2008

Today in Diner History. . .

On this date in 1939, Ronald L. Stickney received patent #Des. 115,803 for his restaurant design. The patent was assigned to J. B. Judkins Company. His design is reminiscent of a Sterling Streamliner double-ended diner. Click here to view the drawing and patent.

The Modern and Salem are examples of operating Sterling Streamliner diners.

Modern Diner
364 East Ave.
Pawtucket, RI
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Salem Diner
70 Loring Ave.
Salem, MA
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Diner Exhibit Diner Exhibit Diners: Still Cookin' in the 21st Century Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University
315 Harborside Blvd. Providence, RI View Map / Send to GPS*
Chuck Wagon Diner Chuck Wagon Diner Chuck Wagon Diner
655 Western Tpke. Duanesburg, NY View Map / Send to GPS*
Road Island Diner Road Island Diner Road Island Diner website
981 Weber Canyon Rd. Oakley, UT View Map / Send to GPS*
Tin Man Diner Tin Man Diner 70 County Rd. North Falmouth, MA View Map / Send to GPS*


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