Lisa to Macintosh Evolution

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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.
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Very cool piece of history

Never knew there were so many variations.  Thanks for sharing this with the explanation of how the Mac evolved.  +1.

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I'll try to photograph the

I'll try to photograph the Prototype LISA emblem when I next have a chance, so that you can add it to your documentation. 

 

I find it interesting, and very wrong, that the Twiggy Mac bezel lacks the eject button cutout. I suppose they wanted to rely entirely on soft eject?

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The two known working mac

The two known working twiggy macs have no manual ejection button.

Looking at it now, it lacks any kind of manual ejection method (3.5" drive has a pin hole for manual ejection.)

I suppose if a disk is stuck in the drive, they would have to disassemble the unit to get at it...

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dorkbert wrote:The two known
dorkbert wrote:

The two known working twiggy macs have no manual ejection button.

Looking at it now, it lacks any kind of manual ejection method (3.5" drive has a pin hole for manual ejection.)

I suppose if a disk is stuck in the drive, they would have to disassemble the unit to get at it...

 

That seems a maor flaw that someone should have caught.  I will try to pull the emblem out of the vault soon. I doubt that anyone here has seen the prototype Lisa 1 badge, but I would appreciate if people do not clone it from my posts without discussing it with me. AFAIK, only a very small handfull were ever made, and I would appreciate it if people do not abuse my willingness to share it for their own profit. 

 

I never worked on the Proto Mac, but I did work with the proto LISA. 

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