August 12, 2020 - 9:30pm#1
Lisa to Macintosh Evolution
Hi all, I've recently come across three Apple bezels that an early Apple technician obtained while training to repair Macintoshes. He was given free reign to take what he wanted from the used parts bin and grabbed these. Of course, we (Bonhams) sold a prototype Macintosh last year, but I thought that this would be an interesting and instructive collectible lot at a much lower level than $150,000. Notice the serial number, which is just a few digits off of the prototype that we sold last year. Also it's interesting to see the front vent which disappeared on the production model. I guess that's an example of Steve Jobs refining the design. Also, the plastic looks to be a bit different - the prototype Macintosh has a smooth finish while the original Macintosh has a fine texture.