Website dedicated to my original and working Apple-1 computers including information, pictures and videos.
The iconic Apple-1 is the very first computer offered by Apple in 1976, the year it was founded.
One of my original Apple-1 is lent for free to the Deutsches Museum Munich / Germany. The handover took place on 14 November 2017 with the Zuse 4 in the background. This is exactly where Steve Jobs personally handed over a Macintosh to the museum in 1985. It is on permanent display in the Microelectronics Department for the public.
I gave another Apple-1 for free to an art exhibition at the ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany from July 2018 till February 2019.
In 2018 three more original Apple-1 were added to my collection.
Mike Willegal originally created the Apple-1 Registry. It is a list of all known Apple-1 Computer. In early 2018 Mike handed over the Apple-1 Registry to Achim Baqué.
This list is an institution on the Internet for owners, enthusiasts, Apple-fans, auction houses and the press to refer to. Apple-1 computers are an important and rare piece of history and the purpose of the Apple-1 Registry is to preserve information, history, location and conditions of the few remaining Apple-1, since too much information is already lost.
Over 1,000 computers are in my vintage computer collection. And many other vintage items like hard disks, software, manuals etc.
The man focus are the years before 1984. The collection is dedicated to the preservation of historically valuable computer and objects.
Luckily, I was able to acquire many rare computers and in 2018 I owned more than 1,000 vintage computers. Some are very rare like my four Apple-1, 20+ Apple II Rev. 0, the one and only prototype Kenbak-1 (first ever commercially available personal computer), two Apple Lisa 1, Commodore C65, many Altair and IMSAI, various PDP's, IBM 360 system and much more.
And I've got countless hard disks from 0.8 inch up to 31 inch.
So far there was no time to bring this website to life.
For my The Apple-1 and my prototype Kenbak-1 a website is available.
After the first 10 years about 100k pictures and footage were sold and my collection grew to several thousand time-lapse videos and millions of pictures in 100+ TB.
In early years macrostock was a big market. Later it changed and a tiny fraction of my portfolio is listed at some microstock agencies.
Many of my time-lapse videos are shown on tv, in motion pictures, video productions, commercials and on websites. Pictures are used for any purpose like websites, printed magazines, advertisements etc.
The best way to widen your horizon, to understand different ways to look at life, lifestyle etc.
It changes your life. You meet people who grew up in different society under different circumstances. It teaches you some kind of tolerance, increase widely your knowledge and understanding of the people, countries – the world.
My name is Achim Baqué.
Born 1968 in formerly Western Germany.
Astronomy and particle physics were a passion during my young years and I was 100% sure this would be my work as an adult. My first book about Astronomy I bought at the age of 7. Later, I have spent much time with an soldering iron. Electronics was fascinating.
Traveling, diving, photography, creating time-lapse videos, vintage computers, programming, stock market, fast cars and convertibles.
Some pictures of me here.