MILPITAS, Calif. --A recycling facility in Silicon Valley is trying to trace a woman who dumped a rare Apple 1 computer, which just sold to a private collector for $200,000.
"She said that her husband had passed away and that she had decided to clean up their garage," the company said in a statement.
After searching through the boxes a few weeks later, a recycling manager found the collector's item and arranged for a sale.
Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak famously created the Apple 1 -- the firm's first desktop computer -- in Jobs' family garage in 1976.
About 200 Apple 1s were built, and roughly 50 are believed to still exist -- most of them not in working order.
In 2013, a rare working model of the Apple 1 sold for more than $671,000 at an auction in Germany. Another sold in 2012 for $375,000.
Prices for the devices have gone up since Jobs' death in 2011.