This beautiful Apple Credit Plan pocket solar calculator was owned by a late friend of ours who began work at Apple Computer prior to the company's going public in 1980. It was available only to Apple employees.
It features the much-prized "rainbow apple", Apple's first official logo. The rainbow apple was used from 1977 until 1998, when it was replaced by the "corporate blue apple", much to the dismay of lovers of the company's previous "counterculture" image. The calculator only shows a zero, briefly, when you press any button.
This is likely a result of solar cell degradation over the approximately 35 years since manufacture. The beautiful rainbow logo on the back of the calculator is perfect.
It stands out very nicely on the black background. The slightly smaller rainbow logo on the front is a bit worn. Apparently some of the paint stuck to the protective sleeve it came in. Two inserts came with the calculator: a large, folded instruction sheet, and a smaller sheet about how to avoid damaging it. You will find them between the back of the calculator and the protective sleeve.
The calculator itself measures about 2.12" by 3.38" (54mm x 85mm). It was manufactured in Japan by CANON for Apple. It would make a wonderful addition to any Apple memorabilia collection. The item "VERY RARE 1983 Apple Computer EMPLOYEE-ONLY rainbow logo solar calculator" is in sale since Sunday, March 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise".
The seller is "endelman" and is located in Mountain View, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.