Apple II - Looking for some expert opinion as to its heritage

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All,

I have been reading the forum and gained some knowledge from the discussions about the finer details of Apple II motherboards (thank you for that) - but thought I would offer up my own for some opinion and my further education. As you can see this is labelled as an Apple II (not plus or Euro), has a serial number of 14,909 yet has an odd Apple Silver PSU that has a switch for Euro current as well as USA. It certainly works in the UK. Was this an Apple innovation prior to the EuroPlus - or has someone been meddling over the years?

Would like specially to gain your views on :

- Is it really an Apple II, rather than Apple II Plus - or is this the wrong lid ? (I think Ive seen some Apple II Plus's with lower serial numbers?)
- What revision of motherboard is this - there are no explicit markings that I can seeNOT FOUND: attached_image_#, do I assume a revision 3 ?
- What revision is the keyboard - its the shiney key type so I assume quite an early one? (also has the raised power light)
- What is the ROM card for - I thought Integer basic was on the motherboard. There is a switch on the card , I havent been brave enough to switch it over yet.
- The motherboard stickers says Feb 79 (7902) yet the main motherboard says Apple 1978.

Would be great to know a little more about a much valued and admired piece of history. Thanks in advance for your views.

regards,

Duncan
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- Is it really an Apple II, rather than Apple II Plus - or is this the wrong lid ? (I think Ive seen some Apple II Plus's with lower serial numbers?)

Probably a non-plus, simply because the plus ROMs are on the external card. But this was a completely customziable thing at the time from the factory and by the user. There is no definitive "plus vs. non-plus" test.
- What revision of motherboard is this - there are no explicit markings that I can see, do I assume a revision 3 ?

Lift up the CPU and see what's written underneath. Looks 3ish from what you've pictured so far.
- What is the ROM card for - I thought Integer basic was on the motherboard. There is a switch on the card , I havent been brave enough to switch it over yet.

It lets you choose between Applesoft and Integer BASIC. Flip the switch and hit reset.
- The motherboard stickers says Feb 79 (7902) yet the main motherboard says Apple 1978.

7902 is the second week of 1979, the manufacturing date. 1978 is the copyright date.

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and additional:
the ability to switch between 110 and 220 Volt was allready offered with the II models... it was offered to business / traveling men from Apple and could be ordered from factory or from Apple dealers shop ....
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DuncanEadie,

It would be nice to have a picture
of the computer with the lid off showing
the entire motherboard.

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This one looks about like my Apple ][, Date of Manufacture: 7916, SN:25422...

It has the 110/220 VAC Power Supply too..

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