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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.

Radio Shack Catalogs

1939-2005 RadioShack Electronics Catalog Archive

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1935 Allied Knight KitAllied Radio introduced the "Knight" electronic kits in their 1935 catalog.  Initially, these kits were primarily purchased by young, aspiring amateur radio operators who could not afford the higher priced, brand-name professional radios but still wanted to be involved in the amateur radio hobby. 

Later, Allied's line of kits expanded to include receivers, radios, amplifiers, intercoms, walkie-talkies, CB radios, electronic & automotive test equipment, and electronic lab kits.

These kits were noted for their up-to-date design and outstanding performance and reflected the experience of leading kit design specialist.  Circuits had been carefully enginerered and laboratory tested for high-operating efficiency.  Quality components - all brand new - were used throughout.  Design principles applied by experts assured ideal mechanical layout and ease of construction.

The kits were easy to assembly.  Anyone could build a kit.  All panels were pre-drilled, screen-printed and calibrated; chassis were formed and punched.  No holes to drill, no dials to mark.  Every part was included - from tubes to hardware.  Every kit was also supplied with full instructions.  Easy-to-follow booklets included a pictoral and schematic diagram, detailed assembly instructions, parts list, etc.  Kits could be built from the pictoral diagram alones.  No wiring experience or knowledge of schematic symbols was necessary. The only tools required of the assembler was a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and a soldering iron.

Not only were the Knight kits a functional, educational project, but they were economically priced for the time.

Knight-Kit logo

In reviewing the Allied Radio catalogs, it appears that in 1955, Allied began to offer their "Knight-Kit" line of electronic kits.  Popular Knight-Kits included the "Star Roamer" 5-band shortwave receiver, the "Span Master" 4-band receiver with world-wide range, the "Ocean Hopper" radio receiver with broadcast, long wave and short wave coverage, the "Safari" citizens band, crystal controlled transcievers, and the "Ranger" line of clock radios and intercom systems.

Allied Electronic KitAllied sold their electronic kits for almost 40 years - giving countless people an education in electronics and the gratification of building an electronic device by themselves.  When Allied Electronics was aquired by Radio Shack in 1970, so did the end of the "Knight-Kit" line of electronic kits.  Unfortunately, Allied's 1971 catalog (then Allied/RadioShack) was the last to displays this line of kits.  "Knight-Kit" did not appear in the 1972 or later catalogs.  Instead, Allied shifted to Radio Shack's brand of "Science-Fair and "Realistic" electronic kits.

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Where It All Began for Allied Radio!

In 1928, Allied Radio Corporation was established as the radio parts distribution arm of Columbia Radio Corporation. The company was soon to become one of the most recognizable names in the electronics industry.

Allied Radio's first Confidential Wholesale Pricing Catalog contained "modern" radio sets, accessories and parts.

This is Allied Radio's first catalog.  

Allied Radio Catalog
1929
Modern Radio Sets
Accessories
and Parts

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Allied Radio Catalog
1930
Everything In
Radio

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Allied Radio Catalog
1931
Everything In
Radio

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Allied Radio Catalog
1932
Everything In
Radio

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Allied Radio Catalog
1933
Everything In
Radio

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Allied Radio Catalog
1934
Sets - Tubes - Parts
Test Equipment, etc.

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Allied Radio Catalog
1935
Sets - Tubes - Parts
Test Equipment, etc

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Allied Radio Catalog
1936
Radio's Leading
Supply Guide

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Allied Radio Catalog
1937
Allied Everything
In Radio

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Allied Radio Catalog
1938
Allied  Everything
In Radio
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Allied Radio Catalog
1939
Allied Everything
In Radio
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Allied Radio Catalog
1940
Allied Everything
In Radio
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Allied Radio Catalog
1941
Allied Everything
In Radio
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Allied Radio Catalog
1942
Allied Everything
In Radio
Catalog #107

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Allied Radio Catalog
1943
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #110

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Allied Radio Catalog
1944
Did Allied Radio
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1944 catalog?

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Allied Radio Catalog
1945
Did Allied Radio
ever produce a
1945 catalog?

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Allied Radio Catalog
1946
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #111

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Allied Radio Catalog
1947
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #112

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Allied Radio Catalog
1948
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #115

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Allied Radio Catalog
1949
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #117

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Allied Radio Catalog
1950
Allied Everything In
Radio & Electronics
Catalog #120

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Allied Radio Catalog
1951
Everything In Radio
TV & Electronics
Catalog #124

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Allied Radio Catalog
1951
Everything In Radio
TV & Electronics
Catalog #126

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Allied Radio Catalog
1952
Allied Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #127

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Allied Radio Catalog
1953
Everything In Radio
TV & Electronics
Catalog #131

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Allied Radio Catalog
1954
Everything In Radio
TV & Electronics
Catalog #135

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Allied Radio Catalog
1955
Everything In Radio
TV & Electronics
Catalog #140

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Allied Radio Catalog
1956
Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #150

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Allied Radio Catalog
1957
Allied Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #160

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Allied Radio Catalog
1958
Allied Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #170

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Allied Radio Catalog
1959
Allied Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #180

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Allied Radio Catalog
1960
Allied Everything
In Electronics
Catalog #190A

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