Artifact Details

Title

Mac prototype in acrylic case

Catalog Number

102717968

Type

Physical object

Date

1983 ca.

Manufacturer

Apple

Place Manufactured

Cupertino, Calif., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number D9-NF-2 Located on sticker on the side of the monitor
Serial number 9528450 Located on sticker on the side of the monitor

Dimensions

overall: 13 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/desktop

Curator Notes

This very early prototype ca. 1981 of the Apple Macintosh was hand built by Brian Howard and Dan Kottke. The prototype uses an external Apple II power supply and Apple Disk II floppy drive. It has a single bootstrap EPROM, which loads a 68000 version of the Lisa Monitor, written by Rich Page. Apple released the Macintosh computer in 1984, introducing the general public to a user-friendly personal computer.

Credit

Gift of HSC Electronic Supply

Lot Number

X5812.2010