Apple admirers will have the chance to order a scarce piece of cyber heritage when an Apple-1 computer system is auctioned off tomorrow.
The machine was hand-crafted by Steve Wozniak, Steve Work, and others in garage in Los Altos, California, in 1976 and 1977. It has been listed by California-based auction house John Moran Auctioneers in their Postwar and Modern day Artwork and Style and design auction, which begins November 9 at 11:30am PST.
The device gained the name the “Chaffey College or university Apple-1” for the reason that its 1st operator was an electronics professor at Chaffey University in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The unique offering the Apple-1 is a previous Chaffey student who procured it from the professor in 1977 for $650.
The ton contains the original Apple-1 “NTI” motherboard, which is marked “Apple Laptop or computer 1 / Palo Alto, CA Copyright 1976,” with first blue Sprague 39D capacitors, first electrical power regulators, uncommon original “Circle D” ceramic .01 capacitors, and an Apple Cassette Adapter (ACI) in an primary ByteShop Apple-1 koa wood situation.
The case – one of only six recognised examples in existence – encloses a chunky grey Datanetics Keyboard Rev D that is dated September 21, 1976.
Also provided are an Apple -1 connecting cable and electrical power source, partnered with a 1986 Panasonic online video keep track of [model no. TR-930U; serial no. KA6320206; dated: MAY 1986].
This is accompanied by a time period Xerox duplicate of the Apple-1 Essential Manual, the Apple-1 Functions Manual, an original MOS 6502 programming guide, and two Apple-1 computer software cassette tapes with period hand-prepared index card with memory spots for the Apple-1 loading program. Three unique movie, electric power, and cassette interface cables are also bundled.
John Moran Auctioneers estimates that the 16-piece Apple-1 lot will go for in between $400K and $600K at auction.
The Apple-1 was Apple’s to start with product or service. The business sold just 175 of the units for $666.66 each.
To finance its generation, Steve Positions sold his VW microbus for a couple hundred pounds and Steve Wozniak chipped in the $500 he raised from selling his HP-65 calculator.
Manufacturing of the Apple-1 ceased on September 30, 1977, 3 months right after the model’s successor, the Apple II, was released.
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