Allied Radio was founded in 1928. But 6 years prior, "The Radio Shack" company began. Although Radio Shack had been in business since 1921, they did not release their first catalog until 1939. Their wholesale distributor catalog contained radio & electronic equipment, amateur radio & communication supplies, sound systems and service parts. Now you can view the entire 1939-2005 Radio Shack Catalog archive. This site contains all of the old Radio Shack general electronics and computer catalogs.