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=Description=
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Tandy Computer Corporation started as "Tandy Leather Company" in Ft. Worth Texas in 1919. In the 1950's they started getting into the "hobby" market, eventually procuring various hobbyist companies in the 1960's including the Radio Shack company in 1963 which was on the verge of going bankrupt at the time.
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In 1980, during the rise of home appliance computers such as the Apple II and Commodore PET, Tandy, lead by John Roach at that point, moved into the world of computers introducing the TRS-80 line of home computers, which expanded into many sub-lines such as the Tandy Color Computer (or CoCo) for short, and the TRS-80 2000, a MS-DOS compatible introduced in 1982 based on the [[intel 80186]] microprocessor.  Tandy's big break though was with their hugely popular IBM PC Jr. derived Tandy 1000 series, probably one o the most popular PC lines of the 1980's.
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By the early 1990's Tandy's fortunes started softening and support was moved to AST in 1994.  Today Tandy is still used to brand some generic accessories still sold by Radio Shack online.
  
 
=Products=
 
=Products=
 
===Computers===
 
===Computers===
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* [[Tandy 1000]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000A]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000A]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 HD]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 SL]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 SX]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 SX]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 HX]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 HX]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 EX]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 RLX/HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 RLX/HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 RL]]
 
* [[Tandy 1000 RL]]
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* [[Tandy Victor 400n]]
 
* [[Tandy Victor 400n]]
 
* [[Tandy 2500 SX/25]]
 
* [[Tandy 2500 SX/25]]
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* [[Tandy 2500 SX]]
 
* [[Tandy Victor 400n/C]]
 
* [[Tandy Victor 400n/C]]
 
* [[Tandy 3000 NL]]
 
* [[Tandy 3000 NL]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 HL]]
 
* [[Tandy 3100 Model 10]]
 
* [[Tandy 3100 Model 10]]
 
* [[Tandy 2100 Model 10]]
 
* [[Tandy 2100 Model 10]]
 
* [[Tandy 1400 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 1400 HD]]
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* [[Tandy 1400 LT]]
 
* [[Tandy 3200]]
 
* [[Tandy 3200]]
 
* [[Tandy 200]]
 
* [[Tandy 200]]
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* [[Tandy 600]]
 
* [[Tandy 3950]]
 
* [[Tandy 3950]]
 
* [[Tandy 2800 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 2800 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 4860 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 4860 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 3000 HD]]
 
* [[Tandy 3000 HD]]
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* [[Tandy 1500 HD]]
  
 
===Components===
 
===Components===
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* [[Tandy 16-bit SVGA Graphics Adapter (250-4056)]]
 
* [[Tandy 16-bit SVGA Graphics Adapter (250-4056)]]
 
* [[Tandy Audio Adapter]]
 
* [[Tandy Audio Adapter]]
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* [[Tandy Color Computer Speech/Sound Program Pak]]
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* [[Tandy Multimedia Audio Board (25-1099)]]
  
 
===Peripherals===
 
===Peripherals===
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=Documentation=
 
=Documentation=
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* [[Tandy Color Monitor CM-11 Owner's Manual]]
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* [[Tandy 1000HD Hard Disk SpeedUp]]
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* [[Tandy 1000-series FAQ]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 MS-DOS Reference Manual (25-1508)]]
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* [[A Guide to the Tandy 1000]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 Programmer's Reference (25-1503)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000/4000 MS-DOS Reference Manual (25-4109)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 MS-DOS Quick Reference Guide (25-4101)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 MS-DOS Quick Reference Guide (25-4103)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 MS-DOS Handbook (25-4103)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 MS-DOS Reference Manual (25-4103)]]
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* [[Tandy 3000 Installation and Operation Manual]]
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* [[Tandy Model 1200 HD - An Introduction & Guide]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 Mouse Controller/Calendar PLUS Board Owner's Manual]]
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* [[Tandy 1000 PLUS 300-Baud PC Modem Owner's Manual (25-1017)]]
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* [[Tandy Color Monitor CM-4 Service Manual (25-1021)]]
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* [[Tandy SmartWatch Manual (25-1033)]]
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* [[Tandy 1200-BPS PLUS Card Modem Operations Manual (25-1018A)]]
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===Magazines/Journals===
 
===Magazines/Journals===
 
* [[The Rainbow]]
 
* [[The Rainbow]]

Latest revision as of 21:18, 24 May 2022

Tandypatch.jpg

Description

Tandy Computer Corporation started as "Tandy Leather Company" in Ft. Worth Texas in 1919. In the 1950's they started getting into the "hobby" market, eventually procuring various hobbyist companies in the 1960's including the Radio Shack company in 1963 which was on the verge of going bankrupt at the time.

In 1980, during the rise of home appliance computers such as the Apple II and Commodore PET, Tandy, lead by John Roach at that point, moved into the world of computers introducing the TRS-80 line of home computers, which expanded into many sub-lines such as the Tandy Color Computer (or CoCo) for short, and the TRS-80 2000, a MS-DOS compatible introduced in 1982 based on the intel 80186 microprocessor. Tandy's big break though was with their hugely popular IBM PC Jr. derived Tandy 1000 series, probably one o the most popular PC lines of the 1980's.

By the early 1990's Tandy's fortunes started softening and support was moved to AST in 1994. Today Tandy is still used to brand some generic accessories still sold by Radio Shack online.

Products

Computers

Components

Peripherals

Documentation

Magazines/Journals

Brochures