Macintosh 512K Personal Computer, Model M0001W, 1985

Summary

In 1984, the Apple Macintosh became the first popular personal computer to feature the now-ubiquitous mouse and "graphical user interface" desktop. Despite the Mac's relatively high price, its user-friendly features helped it demystify computing for many people without a technical bent. This computer is a Macintosh 512k, released in 1985 with increased memory.

In 1984, the Apple Macintosh became the first popular personal computer to feature the now-ubiquitous mouse and "graphical user interface" desktop. Despite the Mac's relatively high price, its user-friendly features helped it demystify computing for many people without a technical bent. This computer is a Macintosh 512k, released in 1985 with increased memory.

Artifact

Microcomputer

Date Made

1985

Creators

Apple Computer, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Cupertino 

Japan 

Creator Notes

Made in the United States and Japan for Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California.

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.99.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal
Plastic

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 in  (computer)

Width: 9.75 in  (computer)

Length: 10.75 in  (computer)

Height: 2.25 in  (keyboard)

Width: 13.25 in  (keyboard)

Length: 5.75 in  (keyboard)

Height: 1.5 in  (mouse)

Width: 2.375 in  (mouse)

Length: 37.5 in  (mouse (with cable))

Height: 3 in  (disk drive)

Width: 5.25 in  (disk drive)

Length: 7.25 in  (disk drive)

Height: 4.75 in  (printer)

Width: 17 in  (printe)

Length: 12.5 in  (printer)

Inscriptions

computer: Macintosh 512K / Apple Computer, Inc. / Cupertino, California 95014 / Made in U.S.A. / Model Number: / M0001W / 512K / FCC / ID:BCG9GRM0001 keyboard:Apple Computer, Inc. / Model Number:M0110 / Made in U.S.A. / Serial Number G535M011001717 mouse:Apple Computer, Inc. / Model Number:M0100 / Made in U.S.A. / Serial Number:G538MO10001300 disk drive:Apple Computer, Inc. / Model Number:M0130 / Made in Japan / Serial Number:Y44143PM0130 / FCC ID:BCG96AM0130 printer:apple computer / Model A9MO303/Serial No. / 828526 / FCC ID:BCG98UA9MO303PNTR / MADE IN JAPAN

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