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The original Apple computer

Released in 1976, the original Apple 1 computers were hand-built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Paul Terell, who owned the Byte Shop computer store, paid $25,000 for the first batch of 50 computers. "Steve was a very clever guy," Terell told FoxNews.com. "That was the seed capital to start Apple."

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An Apple-1 motherboard, number 82, printed label to reverse, with a few slightly later additions -- sold at Christie's auction house for over $200,000 in 2010.

Christie's

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About 200 units were produced in all, though Terrell only purchased the first 50 at $500 each, for a total of $25,000 -- cash on delivery. Apple would release the Apple II in 1977.

Paul Terrell

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The Byte Shop, one of the first personal computer retailers, in Mountain View, California.

Paul Terrell

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Founder Paul Terrell opened the store in 1975.

Paul Terrell

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Most hobbyist computers then were still sold as kits, but the Apple I -- seen here in a Polaroid photograph taken by Terrell himself -- was a fully assembled circuit board with over 60 chips. 

Paul Terrell

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An ad for the Apple I.

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To turn the Apple 1 into a working computer, users still had to add a case, power supply, keyboard and display.

Paul Terrell

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The Apple 1 originally sold for $666.66. In November, a working unit was sold at an auction for around $640,000.

Paul Terrell

The original Apple computer

Released in 1976, the original Apple 1 computers were hand-built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Paul Terell, who owned the Byte Shop computer store, paid $25,000 for the first batch of 50 computers. "Steve was a very clever guy," Terell told FoxNews.com. "That was the seed capital to start Apple."

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