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History of the manufacturer  

Helvar (Suomen Koneliike); Helsinki

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Name: Helvar (Suomen Koneliike); Helsinki    (FIN)  
alternative name:
Arma, Helsinki
Brand: Celeston, Helsinki || Radiophone || Regent, Helsinki || Reico, Helsinki || Rytmi, Helsinki || SMK, Tampere || The King, Helsinki || Ultra, Helsinki
Abbreviation: helvar
Products: Model types

Oy Helvar Ab, Helsinki, founded in 1921. Radiomanufacturing begins in 1930 and ends in 1968. Brands: Regent (Marketing by Suomen Koneliike).

Today Helvar is specialised in ballast and lighting electronics used by luminaire manufacturers and other customers involved in lighting, see

Founded: 1921
Production: 1930 - 1968
Reico brand: Helvar aquired Oy Radiotekno Ab, Helsinki. They made radios from 1936 to 1943 and the new owner continued to use the name as a brand.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
FIN  57 Jubile ECC85   
FIN  57/58 Melodia ECC85   
FIN  55 Jupiter ECH81  ECC189 as a substitute for ECC85 ?? Pending clarification. Functionwise ok. 
FIN  45 Ultra Laji 569 TV UCH21  T(Tasavirta)= DC; V(Vaihtovirta)= AC; TV = AC/DC.This Ultra was made by Helvar for Suomen ... 
FIN  39 560 ECH11   
FIN  48 Regent 6650W ECH21  Radio was made by Helvar Oy Helsinki for markets of Suomen Koneliike Helsinki. 
FIN  45 SMK 652V ECH11  SMK ! 
FIN  42 362TV UCH11   
FIN  46 362TVb UCH21  Suomi Finland Patent: 216876  
FIN  45 362TVc ECH3   
FIN  45 362TVd ECH3   
FIN  46 362TVe 6J8G   


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Radio 9/1944tbn_fin_arma_radio_9_1944.jpg
Helvar-logo from Radio-magazine 7-8/1944tbn_fin_helvar__radio_7_8_1944.jpg