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'Steve Fish' Apple-1 - number 74 in the Registry

Version

1st batch

Number / stamps / sticker

01-0028, stamp 7

Location

unknown

Verification

Existence confirmed. Known to registry caretaker or expert. Auction. According to pictures.

Condition

Working

Owner

Delimore

Last update

Dec 07, 2018


Website / Pictures

Auction at Bonhams Decmber 6, 2017 with pictures.

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Description

Steve Fish was interviewed about his Apple 1 in 2005 by Tom Owad for the latter's book.


History

In 1976 the Westminster, CA computer store 'Computer Playground' leased the Apple-1 on a time basis to people for playing games in the store. Most likely it was purchased from the Byte shop because of the handwritten number on th back.
In the store the computer was hidden behind a false wall and a monitor bhind a window. Steve Fish (founder of 'Peripheral Visions Inc.') used the Apple-1 for gaming in the shop and to learn BASIC. Instructor was the store co-owner Dr. Will Otaguro. Steve Fish bought the Apple-1 from the shop in late 1977 for a very low price after the Apple II was released. He bought the Apple-1 because "mostly out of nostalgia. It was the machine that I learned to program on, and they were dirt-cheap by that time.".
Sold at auction Bonhams Decmber 6, 2017 for US$ 372,500 including buyers premium.


Auctioned

Dec. 2017


Components

MOS plastic CPU in 2017 replaced by white ceramic MOS MCS 6502 CPU (5176), purple ceramic Molorola MC6820L PIA (7648), 8 KB plastic Mostek DRAM. Blue capacitors.


Equipment

Walnut case (stamp inside with number 45) with Datanetics keyboard Rev D from 1977. Apple Cassette interface (NTI) with "G" in triangle stamp on the back side. Inside the case is the power supply and a fan.
Sanyo VM5409 monitor. Photocopied Operation Manual (probably from the late 70's). Photocopied Basic Manual (later produced). Realistic CTR-80 cassette recorder. Cassette of unknown year.


State

Soldered cables at video connector removed. CPU changed (date code 5176). PIA changed (date code 7648). 2 different DRAM date codes, probably later added. Many ICs replaced like both 8T97.
One trace on the back (A-D) cutted and reconnected by wiren. 8 keyboard switches and some ICs replaced. Some not date correct ICs replaced in 2017. Capacitor C4 replaced.


Publications

Tom Oward's book Apple I Replica creation page 18.


Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Apr 02, 2018: Newly added to the Apple-1 Registry
Apr 11, 2018: Verification status. Components. State. Equipment
Dec 07, 2018: Auctions added




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