Original Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by blakespot, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    I just secured an original Macintosh (128K), Model #M0001. Says "Macintosh" not "Macintosh 128K" on the back. This is the description:

    Original Macintosh 128k. Model #M0001. Serial #F4381GTM0001.

    Own a piece of computing history. Badge on the back next to the Apple logo
    says "Macintosh" only, not like the later models which carried the label
    "Macintosh 128k" to distinguish it from the Macintosh 512k model (Fat Mac).
    This is indeed an extremely rare computer and very difficult to find

    Beige case is extremely clean inside and out with no scratches, cracks or
    markings. Signatures molded inside case are clear and easy to read. No dust
    at all, it has been cleaned thoroughly with compressed air. 9 inch black and
    white screen is clear and very bright (adjustment knob in front). Built in,
    fully functioning 400k floppy drive.

    No modifications made. Still in its original state just like it came off the
    assembly line in February 1984. Decoding the serial number indicates that
    this was the 1901st Mac built in Fresno, CA in 1984.

    Guaranteed working and not DOA.

    Hardware included:

    Extended Keyboard w/coiled phone cord (#M0110A)
    Brick Mouse (#A2M4015)
    400k boot disk (floppy)
    External 800k floppy drive (#A9M0106)

    ...for $125. Insane.

    Note that the cardboard box that an original Mac came in went for $500 not long ago.

    Sadly it comes w/ Mac Plus keyboard, but still... I will store it in the Mac travel bag that came with the Mac Plus I recently acquired until such time as I've got more space for my collection. Will be a few years away--but it should sit well in that bag.

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    oh blake...why....why did u do that to me???

    I want one soooo bad....

    I don't bother trying on ebay...anytime there is one up for auction...it's just a big mess....never a "buy-it-now" listed for it and I don't have time to track an auction for 10 days...

    from where did u get it?
  3. macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    NICE! Does the 800K external floppy work with the original Mac? Something sticks in my head that it was only compatible with the 400K's... and then again, I could be totally pulling this out of nowhere, I don't remember. :D

    It would be really cool to get the original keyboard and the numeric keypad ADDON.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    Good find. That Mac will be worth lots someday. I want an original LISA, but they're so expensive.
  5. thread starter Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Here's a releant page...


    The 800K drive would not work with it, I imagine. Unless it has gone through a Mac Plus upgrade or something, which I assume (hope) it has not. It will work with my Mac Plus though...

    I got this unit on LowEndMac's "Mac Swap" mailing list. They've got some nice listserv action going on over there.


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