This is one of the first 50 Apple 1 computers. Apple 1s were the first pre-assembled personal computers; Steve Wozniak assembled this one in Steve Jobs's family garage. Before the release of the Apple 1, owning a personal computer meant building it yourself. Wozniak's refined engineering skills, coupled with Jobs's bold marketing abilities, led to a revolutionary and affordable product--as well as a successful company.


  • Title: Apple 1 Computer, 1976
  • Creator: Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Date: 1976/1980
  • Date Created: 1976
  • Location: United States, California, Palo Alto
  • Subject Keywords: Wozniak, Steve, 1950-, Jobs, Steve, 1955-2011, Apple computer, Communication, Firsts, Apple 1 (Computer), Computers, Microcomputers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Microcomputer
  • Object ID: 2014.113.1
  • Image ID: THF160101
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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