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'National Museum of Scotland' Apple-1 - number 53 in the Registry

Version

2nd batch NTI

Location

Scotland, Einburgh
Map
National Museum of Scotland, Einburgh

On display

It is on display

Verification

Existence confirmed. In a museum. According to pictures.

Last update

Apr 01, 2018


Website

National Museum of Scotland, Einburgh
Picture
Pictures
Picture at Google Streetview


History

Donated to the museum in 2007.


Components

White ceramic Synertek SY6502 CPU, plastic Synertek SY6520 PIA (7630), 8 KB plastic DRAM. 1 small golden and 7 blue capacitors.


Equipment

In briefcase (upper part missing). Power Supply, 70's TV screen. keyboard in plastic case. Operation Manual with handwritten notes. Apple Cassette interface


State

Additional hole drilled at breadboard.


Stories

"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."


Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Mar 23, 2018: Verification status. Websites. Components. State added. Equipment.
Mar 27, 2018: 2 picture(s) added
Apr 01, 2018: Website(s)




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