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  - 1939 to 2005 RADIO SHACK GENERAL CATALOG ARCHIVE -
(U.S.A. catalogs displayed. Canadian and International versions differed slightly.)

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  Do you remember the Radio Shack
  Free Battery of the Month Club?

 How about the free flashlight
 give-a-way promotions?  These are
 just a couple of the items you'll see
 and reminisce about in the "Just for
 Fun" book.

 



See Old Radio Shack Stores
Radio Shack started as a single store
in Boston, MA. in 1921.  At its peak,
it encompassed about 7,000 stores
throughout the world.  See photos of
some of those stores.
     

Not only did Radio Shack publish annual electronics catalogs, but weekly, monthly and seasonal sale catalogs as well. View some of the Radio Shack Sale Catalogs.

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   Radio Shack Trademarks
   Radio Shack has over 150 trademarks
   listed in the U.S. Patent & Trademark
   Office. Want to see all of them?

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 Evolution of the Radio Shack Logo
 From the 1940s to today!

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Charles David Tandy
In 1963, Charles Tandy purchased
Radio Shack Corporation, a company
on the edge of bankruptcy, for a mere
$300,000.  Read more about Charles
Tandy; CB handle "Mr. Lucky".
 

 

       

Let's Talk Radio Shack!
You've got questions?. . .
Someone's got answers.
Check-out this website's Forum
and let's hear what you have to say.

 
 
 

 Radio Shack
 Television
 Commercials
 (video format)

 


1970-79 Radio Shack TV Commercials
1980-85 Radio Shack TV Commercials
1986-89 Radio Shack TV Commercials
1990-95 Radio Shack TV Commercials
1996-99 Radio Shack TV Commercials
2000-05 Radio Shack TV Commercials
2006-09 Radio Shack TV Commercials
2010-11
Radio Shack TV Commercials

 

The Science Fair "Story of Electronics" Comic Books.  Within these colorful comic books, a teacher instructs her students on the history of science, giving lessons on astronomy, space travel, electricity, electronics, energy, computers, and new developments in electronics. These educational comic books, were published by Radio Shack for elementary school students and helped Tandy/Radio Shack introduce their brand to the consumers of tomorrow.

 

SOME KEY DATES FOR RADIO SHACK:
            
1960: Tandy Corporation is established and
            begins trading on the New York Stock
            Exchange.
1963: Tandy buys the RadioShack chain.
1977: RadioShack begins selling Tandy
            personal computers.
1985: Scott-McDuff and Video Concepts
           Electronics stores are acquired.
1988: GRiD Systems Corporation is acquired.
1991: Computer City chain is launched.
1992: Incredible Universe retail concept debuts.
1993: RadioShack sells most of its
            manufacturing operations.
1995: Video Concepts is closed down.
1997: McDuff's and Incredible Universe chains
           are closed; RadioShack forms alliance
           with Sprint.
1998: Computer City chain is sold to CompUSA;
           RadioShack forms alliance with Compaq.
1999: RadioShack forms alliances with Thomson
           Multimedia/RCA and Microsoft.
2000: Tandy Corporation changes its name to
           RadioShack Corporation.

 
 
 

For the best viewing experience, this archive of RadioShack catalogs can be viewed
in three formats: LARGE or SMALL (in Adobe Flash), or HTML (non-Flash). 
Also see Instruction Manual.

Where It All Began.  Radio Shack's First Catalog!
Although The Radio Shack, "New England's Oldest Amateur Distributor", had been in business since 1921, they did not release their first catalog until 1939.  This wholesale distributor catalog contained radio & electronic equipment, amateur radio & communication supplies, sound systems and service parts.

                               A very rare catalog.  


1939
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1940
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1941
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1942 - 1944
READ THE THEORY
 

1945
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1946 - 1948
 

1949
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1950
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1951
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1952
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1953
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1954
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1955
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1956
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1957
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1958
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1959
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1960
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1961
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1962
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1963
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1963-64
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1964
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1965
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1965 (ver. 2)
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1966
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1967
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1968
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1969
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1970
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1971
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1971
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1971
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1972
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1972
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1973
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1974
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1974
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1975
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1976
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1977
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1978
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1979
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1980
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1981
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1982
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1983
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1984
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1985
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1986
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1987
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1988
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1989
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1990
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1991
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1992
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1993
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1994
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1995
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1996
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1997
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1998
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1999
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1999
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2000
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2001
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2001
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2002
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2003
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Radio Shack did publish a
2003-04 and 2004-05
Reference Guide for
"Everyday Needs",
but these catalogs had no pricing
and were not widely distributed.


2003 - 2004
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2004 - 2005
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Radio Shack currently publishes
an in-store catalog called the Assortment Book or Assortment Guide.  These are not available to the public and are usually limited to one copy per store.

2010 Radio Shack Assortment Book
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2011 Radio Shack Assortment Guide
2011
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Catalogs
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at the
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