Donated to the museum in 2007.
In briefcase (cover missing). 70's TV screen. Keyboard in plastic case. Operation Manual with handwritten notes. Original Apple Cassette Interface (SCC). transformer from Japan and USA. Power cables soldered to the Apple-1 mainboard connector.
"The donor tells the story:"In 1979 or 1980 a friend of mine informed me that a friend of his was upgrading his computer at home and was selling his Apple 1. I did not ask if this fellow had purchased the Apple 1 new, but he was upgrading to a computer from a different manufacturer, possibly Alterra. I decided to buy this Apple 1 and the equipment he was using with it. While the Apple 1 looked like an amateur's assembly, the industrial surplus desk and integrated 19 inch equipment rack gave it a more finished overall appearance. The desk had a cutout with an IBM Selectric typewriter set into it. This Selectric could be used manually but was also configured for electronic control, and the interface from the Apple 1 was working.
I discovered that programming the Apple 1 to perform any useful tasks was a painstaking and laborious effort. The audio cassette recorder connected to the Apple 1 Cassette Interface provided the convenience of being able to reload the previous session, so software debugging could continue. I did get some experience with assembly language of a microprocessor. I also learned that I was not very good at it and did not really enjoy it. After about a year of periodic activity programming the Apple 1 I set it aside […] I disposed of the table with rack and Selectric, but kept the Apple as a possible historical item."
Jul 12, 2019
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