Here on Retro Renovation we don’t have a groundhog — for us, the first true sign that spring is around the corner is the first annual spotting of a GE Partio Cart for sale, this one, on ebay.
Actually, a reader tipped Pam to this one spotted at an auction earlier this month. But, we did not pounce fast enough to get photo permission. She recalls that she got the email about March 8, so we’re setting Partio Cart Day 2015 at March 8. We’re gonna start to keep track.
From this ebay listing:
This is a 1950’s Partio Cart (yes pronounced Partio). Unit includes an oven, rotisserie, griddle, 2 burners and umbrella. Runs off of 220 Volt power. This has been owned by my family since it was new. Unit has not been used since 2005; at that time, all components were in working order (the clock and light I am not certain of). Unit is located in Utah, BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING COSTS. Please message me for more details.
Partio Carts are quite rare, so we thought this might be the same one that Pam spotted at that auction, since she recalled it also was located in Utah. But nope, this ebay seller confirmed that this particular Partio Cart has been in her family since 1950. Seems like Utah is where the Partio is at this spring!