You are bidding on this Rare Macintosh 128k computer system complete in the original box and packaging with no alterations or upgrades. There are tons of software and the original paperwork. This computer is in good working condition, however the return key on the keyboard is broken.
What sets this one apart from all the others is that this computer is one of the first 500 units produced back in 1984. How I know this is that this unit is owned by a former Apple employee, who back in 1984 was presented this computer along with all of the Apple employees at the Freemont California Plant.
In the 1984 photo shown, she is present among the other employees standing behind John Scully Holding one of the first units off the line. Also present in the front row are the twelve members of the original Macintosh production team. The photo is not included with this lot.
A major misconception from Mac collectors today is using the serial numbers to accurately date when the Macintosh was produced.
According to the owner of this computer, during the first months of production, things weren't that well organized as the production team worked out the assembly procedures.
"At the start of production, the serial number labels were jumbled together in a bin and selected at random".
Furthermore, Serial number labels were not attached to the units until after they went through a burn in period of about two weeks. If they operated properly they were pulled from the testing towers (shown in the background of the group photo) in no particular order. Then a serial number label was attached and the unit was packaged.
It wasn't until months into production that the serial numbers were issued in any numerical order. This information is coming from someone who actually worked on the assembly line from the very beginning of production.
The original box has an address sticker with her name, no address on it. Why? because it was presented to her. Not Purchased. These units that were given out to the employees were of the first 500 off the line. The housing does not have the molded signatures on the inside either. These came later according to this former employee.
Also included are numerous Internal use only floppy discs. These were reformatted and made available to the employees for their personal use.
This person has many stories and accounts of her experiences at Apple including company parties and even dancing with Steve Jobs.
Now all you experts may say otherwise, but keep in mind where you get your expert information from? Folklore is simply that. A story passed on and on, and from who?
The information I provide is coming from her first hand experiences as a former employee at the Freemont plant in 1984. The owner of this computer is willing to provide a signed affidavit that the information provided about this computer and its' origin is true and correct.