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Woman recycles Gen 1 Apple PC, worth $200,000 [VIDEO]

One of 200, electronics recycler wants to split the proceeds with mystery woman.


June 1, 2015
by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Apple I was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. The owner of this unit added a keyboard and a wooden case. Photo: rebelpilot

Apple I was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. The owner of this unit added a keyboard and a wooden case.
Photo: rebelpilot

MILPITAS, Calif. — A recycling centre in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000.

Victor Gichun of Clean Bay Area says the woman dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died.

She didn’t want a tax receipt or leave her contact information, and it wasn’t until a few weeks later that workers at the recycling centre opened the boxes to discover an Apple I (one) computer inside.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (click for VIDEO, wait for it to load at the top of the page) it was one of only about 200 first-generation Apple computers made in 1976.

Gichun sold the computer to a private collection, and he wants to split the proceeds with the mystery donor.

 

1 Comment » for Woman recycles Gen 1 Apple PC, worth $200,000 [VIDEO]
  1. Syed I Haider says:

    I bought APPLE II, in 1982. It has never been used and is still sitting in its original ragzine (Jean Cloth) bag.
    There are Operating and Programming Manuals. The bag contains Philips Tape Recorder, which is used to make and run your own programs, on a tape.
    I can provide pictures of all contents, if anybody is interested to buy.
    I am a Canadian retired Oil & Gas engineer, living in Canada.
    Please contact me at my email: syedhaider.sr@gmail.com

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