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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  61 Celeston Stereo Cadet 2000 ECC85   
FIN  42/43 SAKA 563 V ECH3  Provision has been made for retrofitting a magic eye tube EM11. Made by Helvar for Kesk... 
FIN  50–54 Radiophone 5126 W ECH21   
FIN  48–50 Reico Laji 669W ECH21  Made by Helvar for brand "Reico" Oy Radiotekno Ab 
FIN  62/63 Celeston Lilian de Luxe R    
FIN  58 Minuetto ECC85  Selenium rectifier 
FIN  42/43 662 V    
FIN  63/64 Trans 14 Export    
FIN  42/43 662 TV    
FIN  36/37 Super 6/37~ AK2  Alternative tubes: O406, S423, D400, S424, P434, G459 
FIN  50–54 Reico 5187 W ECH42   
FIN  61 HELVAR-trans 2000 OC171  Transistor tabletop receiver, battery operated for areas without mains supply. 


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

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