Apple Macintosh Mouse

Apple Macintosh Mouse

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Invented in 1963, the mouse improved interactions with computers. However, not until 1984, when Apple Computers introduced the Macintosh and its graphical user interface, did the mouse become a standard computer component.
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Object Name
microcomputer peripherals
Date made
Apple Computer
Place Made
United States: California, Cupertino
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm
cord: 49 in; 124.46 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Apple Computer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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