Rare, handcrafted Apple-1 computer to come up for auction on November 9
Posted: October 18, 2021 at 2:50 p.m. EDT|Update: 53 minutes ago
MONROVIA, California, October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Year Brands 2021 the 45e anniversary for Apple. The world’s largest tech company is currently valued at around $ 1 trillion, and it all started with two Steve’s, a garage, and Apple Computer 1, more commonly known as Apple-1. The company was established in 1976 when the electronic engineer Steve wozniak (born 1950) teamed up with a marketing guru and industrial designer Steve Jobs (1955-2011). John Moran Auctioneers is delighted to give tech enthusiasts the opportunity to own The Chaffey College Apple-1 estimated at $ 400,000-600,000. This fascinating piece of technological history is in mint condition, with many period and original parts (motherboard, monitor, keyboard, 2 cassettes, 3 wires and a vintage xerox copy of the manual from the original owner) and it is in working order!
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Moran’s flew over the foremost expert in the field to perform authentication, restore, in-depth inspection and generate a full status report for The Chaffey College Apple-1 so buyers can bid with confidence on November 9, 2021, during the Post-War & Contemporary Art + Design Sale. Join us a week before the sale for the preview or contact us directly for a private viewing. Auctions are now available online through Moran’s new mobile app, Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live desktop auctions are available on our website; auctions are also handled by telephone or mail order.
The first version of the company’s personal computer built by Steve wozniak was basically a motherboard and a manual with instructions on what components to buy to assemble and use the machine. Wozniak planned to make free instructions on how to build the computer he designed from start to finish to anyone with the patience to build one on their own. Steve Jobs convinced him to combine the motherboard and its connections in a magazine box and sell them as a kit. 200 Apple-1 computers were hand-built by Wozniak, Jobs, and a small crew in the garage owned by Jobs’ parents. 175 of them were sold for $ 666.66, a number that responded to Wozniak’s love for repeating numbers. 50 of the 175 computers were sold to Paul Terrell, owner of Byte Shop in Mountain View, California.
When Jobs delivered the 50 Magazine boxes each containing an Apple-1 kit, Paul Terrell was not happy. It provided for 50 all-in-one units that could simply be plugged in by the consumer, a concept unheard of at the time. Jobs defended his delivery by pointing out that each box included all of the items needed to make up the machine and further convinced Terrell that Byte Shop could make a profit by selling keyboards, monitors, and power supplies in their store as an opportunity to sell. the product.
The wooden case that houses this computer is made of Koa wood and is in very good condition. In the 1970s, Koa wood (native to Hawaii) was abundant on the west coast, but due to cattle grazing and extensive logging, the Koa is rare and more expensive. There are only six known examples of the Koa Wooden Crate, and this unit is one of them.
The proposed Chaffey College Apple-1 has only had two owners. It was originally purchased by an electronics teacher who then sold it to his student:
“I bought this used device from the original owner in 1977. He was a teacher at Chaffey College and I was taking his programming course. He was delighted to buy the Apple-II and sold it to me for about $ 650. Of course, no one knew it would become a collector’s item … “
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