Radio Shack - Tandy

The company was started as Radio Shack in 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, by two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutschmann, who wanted to provide equipment for the cutting-edge field of amateur, or ham, radio. Theodore and Milton Deutschmann opened a one-store retail and mail-order operation in the heart of downtown Boston. They chose the name, "Radio Shack", which was a term for the small, wooden structure that housed a ship's radio equipment. The Deutschmanns thought the name was appropriate for a store that would supply the needs of radio officers aboard ships, as well as "ham" radio operators.

The company issued its first catalog in the early 1940s and then entered the high-fidelity music market. In 1954, Radio Shack began selling its own private-label products under the brand name Realist, but was subsequently sued and consequently changed the brand name to Realistic. After expanding to nine stores plus an extensive mail-order business, the company fell on hard times in the 1960s. Radio Shack was essentially bankrupt, but Charles Tandy saw the potential of Radio Shack and retail consumer electronics and bought the company for $300,000.
 

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Tandy TV Scoreboard

Tandy TV Scoreboard
1976
A Pong style games console produced by Tandy from 1976 until the early 1980's.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

TRS-80  Microcomputer System  Model 1 Level 1

TRS-80 Microcomputer System Model 1 Level 1
1977
The TRS-80 Model I, or just TRS-80 Microcomputer System as shown on the computer itself, was introduced in August 1977.

Manufacturer : Radio Shack - Tandy
Type : Computer

TRS-80 Color Computer

TRS-80 Color Computer
1980
The first version of the TRS-80 Color Computer has a calculator-style "chiclet" keyboard, and was available with memory sizes of 4K (26-3001), 16K (26-3002), or 32K (26-3003).

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer

TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer
1983
The TRS-80 Model 100 portable computer was introduced in 1983.

Manufacturer : Tandy Radio Shack
Type : Computer

Tandy 102 Portable Computer

Tandy 102 Portable Computer
1983
The Tandy 100 was actually a computer made in Japan by Kyocera.

Manufacturer : Tandy Radio Shack
Type : Computer

TRS-80 Colour Computer 2

TRS-80 Colour Computer 2
1983
The TRS-80 Color Computer started out as a joint venture between Tandy Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas and Motorola Semiconductor, Inc.

Manufacturer : Radio Shack Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy TRS-80 Model IV

Tandy TRS-80 Model IV
1983
TRS-80 was Tandy Corporation's desktop microcomputer model line, sold through Tandy's Radio Shack stores in the late 1970s and early 1980s The successor to the Model III was the Model 4 (April 1983,...

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy TRS-80 Model 4 P

Tandy TRS-80 Model 4 P
1983
The TRS-80 was Tandy Corporation's desktop microcomputer model line, sold through Tandy's Radio Shack stores in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

TRS-80 Model 102 Portable Computer

TRS-80 Model 102 Portable Computer
1983
The Tandy 100 was actually a computer made in Japan by Kyocera.

Manufacturer : Tandy Radio Shack
Type : Computer

Tandy Color Computer 3 (CoCo 3)

Tandy Color Computer 3 (CoCo 3)
30th July 1986
The Color Computer 3 was announced on July 30, 1986 by Tandy.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy 1000 EX Personal Computer

Tandy 1000 EX Personal Computer
December 1986
The Tandy 1000 EX was designed as an entry-level IBM compatible personal computer.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy 1400 Professional Computer LT

Tandy 1400 Professional Computer LT
1987
The Tandy 1400 was Tandy's first fully IBM-compatible laptop computer.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy 1000 HX Personal Computer

Tandy 1000 HX Personal Computer
1987
The Tandy 1000 HX, released in 1987, was designed as another entry level IBM compatible personal computer The Tandy 1000 was followed by a series of models which appended two or three letters to the name, after a space, (e.

Manufacturer : Tandy
Type : Computer

Tandy 1100FD Laptop Computer

Tandy 1100FD Laptop Computer
November 1989
The 1100 FD, which will cost $999 when it reaches the company's Radio Shack stores in late November, weighs 6.

Manufacturer : Tandy Radio Shack
Type : Computer


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12 Aug 1977 Radio Shack announces TRS-80 computer
Aug 1982 Dragon 32 Released

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