Artifact Details


Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer

Catalog Number



Physical object




Radio Shack, A Division of Tandy Corporation

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Model number MC-10
Other number 26-301 26-3011 Number listed as "model number" on serial-number tag on object and as "Cat. No." in printing on outer box
Serial number 207968


overall: 2 x 8.5 x 7 1/4 in


Object consists of nine pieces: The main CPU/keyboard box, a power supply, a standard (Phillips audio-type) C-20 cassette tape with box and label (Catalog No. 26-301), a pamphlet titled "Start-up," a "game/antenna to TV?" switch box made in Korea, a cable with RCA-type plugs on each end, a cable with a 5-pin DIN or MIDI type plug on one end and three miniature 2-conductor phone plugs on the other end, a mini-phone jack to 3-conductor, 1/4-inch phone plug adaptor, and the original retail box. The box is approximately 3 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 10 inches and is predominantly red and black. On box is a 3/4-inch round orange sticker reading "$10," and a note written on a strip of masking tape on the lid that reads, "Will 'not' connect to cable TV use small portable TV set."


Digital computer/personal computer/desktop