Auctions — July 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

Auction Team Breker “Take a Byte out of the Apple”

WHEN STEVE JOBS and Steve Wozniak presented their kit-form computer to the ‘Byte Shop’ back in 1976, owner Paul Terrel was quick to see a potential problem and a gap in the market.

“What I needed was an assembled and tested unit that could sell to people that really wanted to use them and not just to the technical audience”, he recalled in a 2015 interview.

Convinced, the young entrepreneurs made their first sale of 50 assembled Apple-1 units for $500 each and the first ready-to-use PC was born! Wozniak and Jobs contributed genius and perspiration in equal measures while Terrel, as “honorary co-founder”, provided the bolt of inspiration at just the right moment.

Apple Aficionados will have a chance to acquire a unique piece of IT history when an original Apple-1 appears at Auction Team Breker in Cologne, Germany, on 20 May 2017.

Read the complete article in the July 2017 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine. Click here to subscribe now!