Dec. 1 (UPI) — A Boston-based public sale home is providing a uncommon piece of non-public computing historical past — a totally practical Apple-1 pc with its unique field signed by designer Steve Wozniak.
RR Auctions mentioned the Apple-1, one in every of solely a handful recognized to nonetheless exist with its unique delivery field, was restored to its unique working situation in September by Apple-1 skilled Corey Cohen. The field was signed by Wozniak throughout a 2005 occasion on the College of California-Los Angeles.
The Apple-1 was designed by Wozniak and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976. They constructed about 200 of the non-public computer systems and bought 175.
The pc set to be auctioned by RR on Dec. 10-17 contains the unique Apple-1 Operation Handbook and unique Apple Cassette Interface guide, in addition to a program from the 2005 occasion the place Wozniak signed the field. Bidding begins at $50,000.
“The Apple-1 just isn’t solely a marvel of early computing ingenuity, however the product that launched what’s at this time one of the vital invaluable and profitable firms on this planet,” mentioned Bobby Livingston, government vp at RR Public sale.
“What makes this specific Apple-1 much more invaluable is that the collector had the foresight to current one of many extraordinarily uncommon unique packing containers to Steve Wozniak and have the Apple-1 creator maintain it in his fingers one final time,” Livingston mentioned.