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A blast from Radio Shack's past

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Post by Ragwire Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:09 am

Look through vintage RS catalogs from way back in 1939 through 2005. They used to sell a lot more cool stuff!

http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/catalog_directory.html

Enjoy the memories...
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Post by Doug Burskey Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:24 am

OH YES I remember the battery of the month club!, and it was a big deal to go Radio Shack and get the new catalog. RS was the first place I drove to when I got my drivers license In Dad's 1971 Buick.

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Post by 75X11 Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:08 pm

Another treasure house to bookmark! Thanks!
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Post by willy3486 Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:17 pm

I go there sometimes for reference to date stuff. I have a original RS wall clock from a store in Nashville. Its a repair shop that sells RS stuff. It does good business but sadly the owner is retiring and closing the store.

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Post by Ragwire Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:26 pm

Doug Burskey wrote:OH YES I remember the battery of the month club!
I forgot about that until now! Thanks for reminding me. Very Happy
75X11 wrote:Another treasure house to bookmark!   Thanks!
Glad you enjoy it!
willy3486 wrote:I  go there sometimes for reference to date stuff. I have a original RS wall clock from  a store in Nashville. Its a repair shop that sells RS stuff. It does good business but sadly the owner is retiring and closing the store.
My closest RS is actually doing OK, too, I think. I go there for odds and ends, like capacitors and connectors, pretty often.
I am searching the catalog for the date of my Archer 21-525 power/SWR meter for CB and HF radios. It has a fake wood grain finish, so I think '70s or '80s?

Edit: I found it! Page 121 of the 1977 (version 1) catalog...$18.95.
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Post by Guest Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:52 pm

Here is what I posted a while back;
https://www.tuberadioforum.com/t2423-vintage-allied-catalogs?highlight=catalogs

Same thing, only it's called Allied instead of Radio shack

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Post by terrydec Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:29 pm

Remember Olsen.  And the Lafayette kits you could get from Allied. The AM transmitter was my favorite.

We have several Radio Shack stores here in Louisville but only one other electronic store that still sells over the counter.
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Post by Ragwire Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:26 am

MEZLAW wrote:Here is what I posted a while back;
https://www.tuberadioforum.com/t2423-vintage-allied-catalogs?highlight=catalogs

Same thing, only it's called Allied instead of Radio shack
I missed that somehow. Nice!
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Post by Dale H. Cook Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:08 pm

terrydec wrote:We have several Radio Shack stores here in Louisville but only one other electronic store that still sells over the counter.
The Roanoke valley has a population about 1/4 of Louisville, and we still have two over-the-counter stores (one locally owned and one a branch of a Norfolk store), as well as a number of Radio Shacks.
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Post by Guest Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:33 pm

terrydec wrote:Remember Olsen.  And the Lafayette kits you could get from Allied. 

?????????????????

Don't you mean Lafayette kits from Lafayette?

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