Tandy was one of the most important players in the early days of the homecomputer. Until 1980, they were the highest seller in computers.

The company founded in 1919 by Norton Hinckley en Dave L. Tandy. Therefor, the original company name was Tandy-Hincley. The company was a leathercompany.

In the 60s, Charles Tandy (son of Dave L. Tandy) bought the company Radio Shack to expand more to consumers and make use of the shops.

In the early 70s, Radio Shack stores also opened in Europe and Australia, albeit under the brand name Tandy.

The company expanded further and sold more electronics. In 1976 they started to develop a microcomputer. Originally intended to be a kit-form computer, but the employees didn’t think consumers would be capable of soldering a microcomputer. A complete microcomputer was made instead.

The TRS-80 was released in august 1977, the third computer in that year and the cheapest too. Since Radio Shack owned well over 3000 shops, the computer was sold easily and it became marketleader until 1980.

Tandy sold computers until early 90s. It’s entire computerdepartment was sold to AST Computers. Around the same time, all European and Australian companies would close.

In 2001, the name Tandy was dropped in favor of Radio Shack Corporation.


Tandy Pocket Computer PC-6
Tandy TRS-80 Pocket Computer

Desktop Computers

Tandy TRS-80
Tandy TRS-80 Model II
Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer
Tandy TRS-80 Model III
Tandy TRS-80 Model 16B
Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 2
Tandy TRS-80 MC-10
Tandy TRS-80 Model 4
Tandy 2000
Tandy TRS-80 Model 4P
Tandy 1000A
Tandy Color Computer 3
Tandy 1000EX
Tandy 1000TL
Tandy 1000 SL

Portable Computers

Tandy TRS-80 Model 100
Tandy 200
Tandy 1400


Tandy TRS-80 Expansion Interface
Tandy TRS-80 Multipak Interface

Input devices

Tandy TRS-80 mini disk
Tandy TRS-80 CCR-81
Tandy TRS-80 X-Pad

Output devices

Tandy TRS-80 CGP-115
Radio Shack TRS-80 Plotter Printer
Tandy TRS-80 Line Printer VIII
Radio Shack TRS-80 Daisy Wheel Printer II
Radio Shack TRS-80 CGP-220

Storage and/or Data transfer

Tandy Portable Disk Drive 2


Tandy Commercials