Computer hardware (7), TRS-80 Micro Computer System: Central Processing Unit, TRS-80 Expansion Interface, Cassette recorder, Monitor, Printer, 5.5" disk drives (2), metal/plastic/electronic components/rubber/glass/paper, Radio Shack, Fort Worth, Texas, 1976/1977
1) The "TRS-80 Micro Computer" is a silver-grey and black QWERTY keyboard that houses the central processing unit. The power supply is external and is housed in white plastic casing with cables running from either end - one cable to connect to a domestic power outlet & the other to plug into a socket on the TRS-80. There is also a TRS-80 "Buffered EI cable" the is a small flat black case with ribbon cable running out each end. This cable connects the TRS-80 to the Expansion Interface.
2) The "TRS-80 Expansion Interface" is finished in a silver-grey plastic. It houses circuitry that provides greater processing ability to the TRS-80 Micro Computer. The power supply for the EI is external and is connected. The power supply is the same as the TRS-80's. There is a long grey ribbon cable that runs from the rear of the unit.
3) The TRS-80 Video Display (monitor) is finished in the same silver-grey plastic and closely resembles an ordinary television from this time (1977). It has a flexible plastic dust cover customised to snuggly fit. In the box with this monitor are several cables of various types that interconnect the hardware that make up this system. There is also a green tinted clear plastic sheet that is designed to fit over the monitors screen.
4) The TRS-80 cassette recorder is a "Realistic CTR 80" which is a small portable cassette record and playback unit. It also has a personalised flexible plastic dust cover. This cassette mechanism was used to read and record digital signals to and from the CPU of the TRS-80.
5) The TRS-80 line printer is a squarish metal and plastic printer unit that connects to the TRS-80 and prints on continuous feed paper rolls.
6 & 7) One box which contains two metal and plastic finished double 5.5" disk drive mechanisms.