Paul Terrell’s Byte Shop in Mountain View, California (opened December of 1975) was one of the first computer stores in the world. It was also the first Apple retailer, having carried the first fifty Apple-1 computers assembled by the two Steves who co-founded Apple.Below are some of the very first photos depicting the ancient computing machines whose chips were manually soldered by Steve Wozniak himself.
Byte Shop ultimately offered the Apple-1 in a wooden case with a keyboard and a power supply, so that buyers would get a relatively complete solution. Originally, the Apple-1 had been designed to sell without any of these ad-ons - just the motherboard.
TIME’s Harry McCracken notes that Terrell's deal enabled Steve Jobs and the Woz to upgrade Apple from a project to a full-fledged company.