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Take a Look Inside Radio Shack's 60th Anniversary Catalog (From 1981)

Jennifer M Wood
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Cordless phones? Amazing!

Big things were happening for Radio Shack in 1981: in addition to being the electronics chain's 60th year in business, amazing "breakthroughs"—like cordless phones—were keeping its cash registers ringing. See how far we've come, technologically-speaking, with this peek inside a 1981 Radio Shack catalog.

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Toasting 60 years of cutting-edge technology!

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The most amazing discovery? That in 1981, nine out of every 10 Americans lived or worked within five miles of a Radio Shack store.

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"Amazing Telephone Breakthrough!"

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*Woman with guitar not included.



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It took nine D batteries to power up this 5-inch television set.

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"Computer power that filled a room can now be carried in your pocket!" (Preferably, a large pocket.)

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"No more missed calls."

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Target or skeet shoot—the choice is yours.

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The best way to protect your most prized possessions? Write your name on them with an electric engraving pencil.

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Who wouldn't want a "pettable" AM radio?

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So many choices. And so big.

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Be kind to your records.



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Sweet ride.

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"Ideal for the younger set."

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Please direct your attention to the Pulsating Psycho-Lites, which promise to "turn your next party into a disco!"

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Because yelling across the room would be obnoxious.



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Of open-reels and 8-tracks.

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When in doubt, use a megaphone.

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We'll take one "Bonnie 'n Clyde," please.

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Remember when your television needed an antenna?



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Need a job? Radio Shack had those, too—with "real opportunity for advancement."

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