Monitor, Radio Shack TRS-80 Monitor

Don French, a buyer for the consumer electronics chain Tandy Radio Shack (TRS), believed that Radio Shack should offer an assembled personal computer and hired engineer Steve Leininger to design it. In the summer of 1977, Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80 for $599. You could purchase the computer without a display for $399.95, but the most common configuration was buying the computer, monitor, and datacassette recorder for $599. For the accompanying keyboard and computer, see 1983.0169.01.
Object Name
microcomputer monitor
date made
Tandy Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (case material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 30.5 cm x 42 cm x 29 cm; 12 in x 16 17/32 in x 11 13/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Computers & Business Machines
American Enterprise
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Medicine and Science: Computers
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of K.S. Widelitz

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