1909 Helios Portable #4455
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2017 at 10:48PM
Last Edit: 03-04-2018 at 06:07AM
The Helios is an odd little machine with a two row keyboard with only 20 keys to produce a full character set of 80 characters. Three different shift keys on the left side of the keyboard opened the way to all these characters.
The Helios was first introduced in 1908 by Justin Bamberger in Munich. In 1909 production was taken up by the Kanzler typewriter factory in Berlin, that set up the Helios company for this machine. When both Kanzler and Helios dissolved, production was resumed by the Ney company in 1914.
Hunter: Maxim Suravegin (Gardenmax)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Max. Live in Moscow. Russia.
Typewriter collector. Father of 7 children, grandfather of 1.
4 dogs, 4 cats.
Start collect typewriters very late in September 2016.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Helios Portable on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Helios Serial Number page and the Helios Portable By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.