The Apple-1 Registry

List of all original Apple-1. If you are a first time visitor and not familiar with iconic Apple-1 computers, please read all the information first.

Go to previous entry #35   -   Go to next entry #37

'Jean-Louis Gasse' Apple-1 - number 36 in the Registry

0 pictures published.

Version

1st batch

Handwritten number, stamp, label

01-000 on the back5
List of all numbers.

Location

France

Verification

According to pictures.

Website(s)

About the owner


Description

Jean-Louis Gassée offered early March 2018 to provide some info after his return to France and after getting the Apple-1 from storage.


History

Craig Solomonson bought this Apple-1 after Steve Jobs told him his story about the Apple-1 in 1982. Mike Murray gave him a lead to find the Apple-1. First owner is unknown.
The Apple-1 was sold by Craig Solomonson 1989 to Jean Louie Gassée for US$ 15,000. Included in the trade were the board, Apple Cassette Interface and some cassettes.
Jean Louie Gassée was head of Apple's advanced product development and worldwide marketing at one time.


Auctioned

no auction


Stories

Here is Craig Solomonson's story of this board:
Craig Solomonson who worked at MECC was looking for an Apple-1 and during a meeting asked Steve Jobs if he could find an Apple 1. Steve replied that none were available. However, Steve's traveling secretary, Mike Murray, heard the conversation and took Craig aside. He gave Craig, Joe Torzewski's number and a few months later I traveled to Indiana and traded him a complete Apple II system with lots of software for my first Apple-1. It was one of the original batch built for the Byte Shop. Woz verified that for me. The Byte Shop has put their own serial number on the back in black ink....it was "01-0005." Joe had "01-0051" and it had been upgraded by Woz and was in a special case that he made. I had this computer for about 5 years. In about 1987, our family wanted a new van that cost about $20,000. Well, Jean-Louis Gassée wanted my Apple-1 to hang in his office, so the deal was done. Apple bought it from me for him. My spin on this deal was, "Woz and jobs sold their van to finance the Apple-1. I sold my Apple-1 to finance my van!"


Last update

Aug 25, 2019


Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Nov 14, 2018: History
Jun 13, 2019: Story
Jun 13, 2019: Location. History
Aug 25, 2019: History


Change log for all Apple-1.


We appreciate your help:
Please spread the word about the Apple‑1 Registry by adding a link to your social media account and/or website. Contact us, if you have new information about any Apple‑1 or Apple‑1 (parts) for sale.

You can link to the Apple-1 Registry. Any form of reprint or reproduction (including excerpts) only with written permission of the Apple-1 Registry. Here you find press releases and images free to use under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Contact the Apple-1 Registry.
Home   Terms & Conditions   Privacy   Contact