Uncategorized — November 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

Chocolate, Apples and Technology: Team Breker’s Autumn Auction!

ICONIC TECHNICAL INVENTIONS of every epoch are to be found at Auction Team Breker’s sale on November 24 in Cologne, Germany: The first patented copier by steam engine inventor James Watt from 1780; the first serially produced adding machine, the “Arithmomètre”, by Thomas de Colmar; the sensational prototype phonograph (1892) by Casimir Sivan, who was the earliest Swiss film-maker (1896) and T. A. Edison’s first agent in Switzerland, as well as an ingenious horolog in his own right.

Important milestones from the dawn of the home computer age will also be offered, such as Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems’s (MITS) “Altair 8800” mini-computer of 1975, for which Bill Gates and Paul Allen designed their very first microsoftware and established their company “Microsoft”.

Just one year later a pair of Americans named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the “Apple I” to the world and founded Apple Inc. Only six working examples of the “Apple I” are known worldwide, one of which is on permanent display in the Heinz Nixdorf Museum in Paderborn, Germany.

Now another of these 6 working examples has been discovered by Auction Team Breker, a video of which can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com /Apple1.

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