Friday, April 17, 2015

Early 1976 Apple-1 computer, from the garage of Steve Jobs on eBay

I have seen one of these for sale on eBay for a long time, they usually end up at Sotheby's nowadays. 

$55.100 right now, more than 6 days to go.

Apple 1 on eBay

Early 1976 Apple-1 computer, from the garage of Steve Jobs

THE COPSON APPLE-1 PERSONAL COMPUTER, one of 63 known survivors
•  Owned by the original owner and his family for over 36 years
•  Very early first-series machine with low Byte Shop number
•  Includes original and extremely rare accessory Apple-1 Cassette board
•  Recently serviced and started up by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen
•  Rare original owner supplied clam shell case and date stamped keyboard
•  Correct and period Sony Solid State TV-115 television monitor
•  Original owner’s story told in major section of ‘The First Apple’ book

Original Apple-1 motherboard, labeled "Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976" with four rows A-D, and columns 1-18, white ceramic MOS Technologies 6502 microprocessor, labeled MCS 6502 1576, 8K bytes RAM in 16-pin 4K memory chips, original 3 “Big-Blue” power supply capacitors by Sprague, firmware in PROMS (A1, A2), low-profile sockets on all integrated circuits, two external period correct power transformers; all mounted inside period clam shell case as originally provided by selling dealer Byte Shop or original owner, case dimensions 13.25” by 16.6” by 5”; with integrated Datanetics keyboard date June 2, 1976 stamped on backside; period Sony model TV-115 Solid State television; contemporary replica Apple-1 Operation Manual autographed by Steve Wozniak, 8 ½ in by 11 in.; original Apple-1 cassette interface board; Panasonic RQ-2102 cassette recorder. 

Apple 1 eBay

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