Name of this Apple is temporarily assigned.
Very famous routed wooden case with punched word APPLE and branded word COMPUTER. Seen in many pictures and many people believe it belongs to the Smithsonian. But it does not.
So far no image of the inside is known.
After years it is now unveiled that Randy Wigginton brother built this wooden case in 1976!
According to the Smithsonian this computer was lent to the museum for exhibition some years ago. Smithsonian told us, it is not anymore in the hands of the museum. But in 2017 someone saw it in a backroom of the Smithsonian.
Information from Chris Espinosa: Registry #71 was indeed on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in their 'Information Age' exhibit in 1990-2006. Link. It was donated by Mike Williams and the receiving curator was P. H. Morrison. The documentation for this is in the Smithsonian archives SIA Acc. 00-001 in box 10.
I recognize the wooden case, which was built and routed by the older brother of Randy Wigginton at Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA in 1976. The Apple I that had been housed in that box (which may or may not be the board referenced above) was hand-built by me in Steve Jobs’ parent's garage out of spare parts and passively donated to the school. The story I have heard is that Phil Roybal heard about its existence in 1979, went to the school and offered Steve Headley a new Apple II in exchange for the old Apple 1, which Headley readily accepted. Roybal then arranged its donation to the Smithsonian.
Artistic wooden case, keyboard with one missing key cap
Mar 27, 2018: Newly added to the Apple-1 Registry
Mar 27, 2018: 1 picture(s) addedApr 12, 2018: 4 picture(s) added
May 26, 2018: Description
Aug 26, 2018: Verification info added. Verification status. Additional info. Description. History