A $100,000 (£65,380) cheque awaits a mystery woman who unknowingly donated one of Apple’s first pre-assembled computers.

Sky news reports.

A recycling firm in Silicon Valley is searching for a woman who dropped off a rare Apple-1 computer that fetched $200,000 (£131,000) at auction.

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, donated electronic items to CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California, in April.

Included in the boxes of computer parts was a 1976 Apple-1, the recycling company’s vice president Victor Gichun told NBC News.

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She did not leave her name nor fill out a tax receipt for the donations, he said.

Mr Gichun is hoping to find the woman to give her a $100,000 cheque – half of what the computer fetched in a private auction.

The recycler’s policy is to split the proceeds with the person who donated the equipment.

“Tell this lady to please come over to our warehouse in Milpitas again,” Mr Gichun said.

Sky

 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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