In addition to my Mimeo, I’m now the proud custodian of an original Apple-1 that I just acquired from the estate of a German software engineer. This is an NTI board, which appears to have all it’s original components, no visible modifications, and has hardly (never?) been used. Other than some residue/corrosion on the 6502, the board looks to be in pristine condition.
The seller has requested to remain anonymous, and so the board doesn’t have a “name” as yet. I’m going to do some more homework and thinking and give it a name once I finish restoring it to operating condition. That process could take weeks or months, depending on our initial testing…but I’m in no rush and would prefer to take it slow and avoid making mistakes.
I hope to take possession of the board this weekend and will post some photos as soon as I can. In the mean time I can share a few its identifying characteristics:
- white ceramic Synertek 6502 (date code 7643)
- 8K of RAM
- Original big blue caps
- 4 blue / 1 gold 22uF caps
- circled #6 next to the heatsink
- white square label “39” on the reverse
- no box, manual, receipt, ACI, keyboard, monitor, transformers, or cassette player
I look forward to sharing the journey of making this board operational with all of you…and yes the plan is to eventually loan this to a museum where it can be enjoyed by others.