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Silk City Diners

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Silk City Diners was a division of the Paterson Wagon Company, later known at Paterson Vehicle Company, established by Everett Abbott Cooper and based in Paterson, New Jersey, which produced about 1,500 diners from 1926 until 1966.[1][2] Each was tagged with the year and order in which it was built; for example, 5607 would be the seventh diner manufactured in 1956.[3] Several have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Silk City Diner 4655 in Clinton County, Ohio
Tom's Diner, circa 1930, was built in Paterson, NJ by the Silk City Dining Car Company

NRHP and other extant diners[edit]

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  1. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/news/silk-city-diners-dynasty-reunites-for-a-tribute-in-paterson-1.1093157 [bare URL]
  2. ^ Gutman, Richard (2000), American Diner Then and Now, JHU Press, ISBN 9780801865367
  3. ^ "Diner FAQs".
  4. ^ "Home". gilmorecarmuseum.org.
  5. ^ Genovese, Peter. "Coolest-looking diner in New Jersey", The Star-Ledger, August 1, 2013. Accessed 2014-09-22. "There isn’t a diner quite like the Roadside Diner anywhere in Jersey...
  6. ^ Dunphy, Dw. "New Jersey, Diners, And YouA Day Tripper look into two memorable spots to grab a quick bite.", ChathamPatch, March 30, 2012. Accessed 2014-09-22. "The [Roadside Diner] in Wall has been an area institution since the 1940s, at the intersection of Rt. 33 and 34 on the Collingwood Circle….
  7. ^ Diners of New England. Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3141-6.
  8. ^ "AboutSilk City Diner Bar & Lounge". Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  9. ^ Gabriele, Michael C. (2013), The History of Diners in New Jersey, The History Press, ISBN 9781609498221
  10. ^ "Dinner webpage".
  11. ^ Must-stop diners in Vermont.
  12. ^ "Route 30 Diner - Dinerville".

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