Special Tools and Fixtures (Mac Pro, Late 2013)

This set of “Special Tools and Fixtures” are Apple repair components custom-designed to fix the Mac Pro (Late 2013). The parts are named and described in an Apple repair document. According to the document, the parts are named:

  • Core Cradle (made from a large block of black foam)
  • Core End Caps (2 identical parts made from clear acrylic)
  • CPU Riser Cover (made from ITW Formex)
  • Roof Alignment Fixture (made from a ring of black foam)
  • I/O Wall Stand (made from a small block of black foam)
  • Foam block (a small square block of black foam)

The parts are used in the following ways:

The two Core End Caps are inserted into the Core Cradle to support the Mac Pro core assembly, the triangular core of the computer. For some repairs, the Core Cradle is used without the Core End Caps.

The CPU Riser Cover is used as a protective spacer when performing certain repairs (e.g., installation of the I/O and power supply assembly).

The guide specifies that the Roof Alignment Fixture is necessary when servicing the logic board, inlet, and the roof of the Mac Pro core.

When the outer case is removed, Apple recommends laying computer on its side while removing and inserting DIMMs. Using the I/O Wall Stand keeps the inside of the Mac Pro from rocking.

The Foam Block is used when tilting the core assembly into the exhaust assembly or removing other parts of the core assembly (e.g., I/O and power supply assembly) to allow the parts to rest and preventing strain on cables.

Coincidentally, the company that made the Formex material of the CPU Riser Cover is ITW, Illinois Tool Works, based in Glenview, Illinois—a Chicago suburb close to where I live.

Source: Apple

Replacement Apple Watch box (2020)

This Apple Watch box contained a replacement Apple watch. The box is sized to only hold the watch body and lacks space for the band, charging cable, and other items in the typical Apple Watch retail packaging.

The box contains a single sheet that shows the words “Need Help?” in several languages on one side and a QR COde on the other side that directs the user to a Support Article, “Use your Apple Watch after service.”

The box is all white and measures 11 x 11 x 2 cm.

Multicolor logo luggage tag set (c. 1985)

This set contains two beige luggage tags that feature the 6-color Apple logo on one side and a window for identification on the other side.

The package includes two blank identification cards and two black plastic straps. The set is sealed in the original plastic.

Each luggage tag measures 4.25 x 2.25 inches.

Apple logo window stickers (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1980)

These Apple stickers are printed with the logo and adhesive on the same side, allowing them to stick on the inside of a window. The white backing measures 4 x 4.75 inches.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type (altered only by the removal of the dot over the “i” in “inc.”). When peeled off the backing, the logotype is not included with the sticker—only the logo.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to release the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)

Apple stickers (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1983)

These Apple stickers are on a white backing and measure measure 4.75 x 4 inches.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type.

The somewhat odd look of the stickers is due to the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to release the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)

Apple stickers (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1983)

These Apple stickers are on a white backing and measure measure 4 3/8 x 4 inches.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type.

The somewhat odd look of the stickers is due to the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to release the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)

Apple sticker packs (die-cut backing, Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1984)

These sets of Apple stickers are in original packaging and feature large stickers on a white backing measuring 4.25 x 3.5 inches and small stickers on a white backing measuring 1.75 x 2.25 inches.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type. Several sources verify that these stickers were included in the packaging of the original Macintosh, the Macintosh 128k, and the Macintosh 512k, despite the fact that the original Macintosh devices used the Apple Garamond font printed on the case.

The odd look of the stickers is due to the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to release the sticker.

Sources: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple), packaging photos (Macworld, Cult of Mac 128K, Cult of Mac 512k)

Apple sticker packs (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1981)

This set of Apple stickers is in its original packaging and features large stickers on a beige backing measuring 4 3/8 x 4 and small stickers on a beige backing measuring 2 x 2 3/8.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type.

The odd look of the stickers is due to the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to remove the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)

Apple sticker packs (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1982)

This set of Apple stickers is in its original packaging and features large stickers on a white backing measuring 4 x 4 3/8 and small stickers on a white backing measuring 2 x 2 3/8.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type.

The odd look of the stickers is due the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to remove the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)

Apple sticker packs (Motter Tektura logotype, c. 1981)

This set of Apple stickers is in its original packaging and features large stickers on a beige backing measuring 4 x 4 3/8 and small stickers on a beige backing measuring 2 x 2 3/8.

The stickers use the Motter Tekura font and feature the 6-color Apple logo. Between 1977 and approximately 1984, Apple used the font Motter Tekura in their logo in all lowercase type.

The odd look of the stickers is due to the “bleed” of the ink off the outer edges. When peeled off the sticker, the logos have the typical logo shape and the extra color that “bleeds” off the edges is left on the backing.

The stickers also include the helpful direction in all caps to “BEND PACK AND PEEL” to release the sticker.

Source: Wikipedia (Typography of Apple)