RadioShack files for bankruptcy: Some consumer electronics of the past

An alarm clock bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
An alarm clock bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A calculator bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A calculator bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A CD player bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A CD player bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A telephone bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A telephone bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A cassette tape bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A cassette tape bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A pencil sharpener bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A pencil sharpener bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
Casette tapes bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
Casette tapes bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A video tape rewinder bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A video tape rewinder bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A portable cassette tape recorder bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A portable cassette tape recorder bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A radio bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A radio bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A video tape bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP
A video tape bought at RadioShack. -- PHOTO: AFP

RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday, represented an older era of home electronics and consumer items.

Despite numerous attempts to keep with the times, the home electronics retailer couldn't compete in an era of Amazon and Apple.

RadioShack was started in 1921 to supply equipment for amateur or ham radio enthusiasts. At its height, the company grew to have thousands of stores throughout America parts of Europe and South America.