Possibly rarest Apple 1 ever for auction
applecorey at optonline.net
Fri Jul 22 11:57:30 CDT 2016
There were no blank boards. That's the key. The sockets were wave soldered by the PCB manufacturer according to Woz. There were 2 runs of 100 boards each.
This is also an early layout board (Non NTI) but with different wave soldered sockets than the two known production runs which both used TI sockets even though they were from a different PCB house. This board is from the 1st PCB house that made the "byte shop" boards but has the more expensive and reliable RN sockets. Which implies it predates the Byte Shop boards because of all the evidence.
On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:24 AM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
>>> "Original owner believed to be an early Apple employee ". You have the current owner who has a receipt from the previous owner who had said he got it from "maybe" an Apple employee back in 1977.
>> On Fri, 22 Jul 2016, Corey Cohen wrote:
>> The key to this board is the evidence it wasn't part of either of the two known production runs. It was assembled at a different time.
> So, somebody, perhaps an Apple employee, walked off with a board and assembled it.
> The first gray/black market unauthorized Apple.
> Every company has a moment when they realize that they need to tighten up inventory control.
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