For 44 years following its 1919 founding Tandy, was essentially a leather supply company ("the Hinckley-Tandy Leather Company"), but one that (like CoLeCo
) found itself in possession of an electronics division, RadioShack, at the time of the great consumer computing explosion. This resulted in their 1977 offering of the TRS-80, which they claim to be "the first mass-produced personal computer", followed by the TRS-80 CoCo and later a line of early IBM PC clones.
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