The computer that sparked the revolution in home computing! This is the most unique, and quite possibly the first, Apple-1 ever created.
The "Celebration" Apple-1 is an original Apple-1 pre-NTI board that has many unique features, period correct power supply, original Apple-1 ACI cassette board (also populated with Robinson Nugent sockets), early Apple-1 BASIC cassettes, original marketing material, and the most complete documentation set of the known Apple-1 boards.
The "Celebration" Apple-1 is extremely rare not only because of the scarcity of Apple-1 computers, but according to Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, no known PCB boards of this type were ever sold to the public. At this time, this is the only known Apple-1 to show the signs of starting out as a blank original-run board and not part of the two known production runs, so this board appears to be unique from all other known Apple-1 boards.
The "Celebration" Apple-1 was authenticated by Apple Expert and Historian, Corey Cohen. Mr. Cohen believes The “Celebration” Apple-1 has the potential to be “powered up” with minor restoration, but has recommended against it to maintain the board’s unique configuration.
The Apple-1 Computer is considered the origin of the personal computer revolution and was built in Steve Jobs' parents' home on Crist Drive in Los Altos, CA. 200 were hand-built by Steve Wozniak, but it is believed that less than 60 are still in existence.
The Apple-1 board is a not just a piece of history, but a piece of art.
“Celebration” Apple-1 Items Included in Set
Authenticity and Uniqueness:
All other Apple-1 BASIC Program Cassettes have a different Apple label with printed instructions. The “Celebration” Apple-1 BASIC Program Cassette have been created and labeled by Daniel Kottke, an early Apple employee. Mr. Kottke is well known as a travel companion for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs during the early 1970’s and was Apple full-time employee #12. On the cassette Mr. Kottke wrote: "Good Luck" in addition to the instructions on how to load basic on the Apple-1. The last two images above show Kottke with the Apple-1 board and cassette while on view at the Vintage Computer Festival August 6 -7, 2016 in Mountain View, CA.
The archival paper used in schematics is typically only used by manufacturers and leads us to believe it was printed by an Apple employee.
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