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Item 6020 - Apple Macintosh 128K Computer Catalog 598 (Dec 2020)

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Sold Price: $993.75 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Original Apple Macintosh 128K computer from 1985, Model No. M0001, Serial No. F5183DJM0001W, with the FCC ID plate on the back, and the serial number label affixed underneath the front bezel. Includes its original box, power cable, Macintosh Mouse (M0100), Macintosh Keyboard (M0110), and six floppy disks. The computer is in fine cosmetic condition and appears to function; the box exhibits dampstaining and general wear.

The Macintosh 128K was the first in the line of Apple’s Macintosh computers. It offered a radically new approach which featured a graphical user interface, built-in screen, and mouse, and was pre-announced in one of the most-viewed advertisements of all time, '1984.' It was famously unveiled by Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984, at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting at the Flint Center on the De Anza College campus near the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. In 1979, Apple was planning a business computer and arranged a visit with Xerox Parc research center to view some of their experimental technology. It was there they discovered the mouse, invented by Douglas Engelbart while he was working at SRI International; the mouse had subsequently been incorporated into the graphical user interface (GUI) used on the Xerox Alto. During an interview, Engelbart said that while SRI patented the mouse, they really had no idea of its value. Apple was so inspired by the mouse they scrapped their current plans and redesigned everything around the mouse and GUI.

This item is from the personal computer-history collection of Roger Wagner and appears to be in working condition. Roger Wagner digitally signed a MacPaint document stored on the disks included with the machine, as seen in the photo.

From the personal computer-history collection of Roger Wagner.

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