Im soon to be aquiring an older Helios horizontal miller. About a #2 or1 1/2 size. Made in Italy. Has a dovetailed ram overarm, rather than the usual double bar style. Pretty complete with all the arbors, overarm braces, vertical attachment, and gear driven indexer so I can cut gears and helicals and so forth. With a box of gears
Its a rather interesting machine, been outside for a few years but is still in decent shape, but for some surface rust. Universal table too.
Ive seen Helios branded mics and calipers, Ive got a planer gage with the same name. But there is ZIP information on the net, or on any of the hobby lists and newsgroups. Based on the owners comments..this came out of the Garcia fishing equipment factory in So Cal and he ran it when he worked there. Pretty low time, mostly used for making spiral reamers and whatnot. "according to him"....shrug. Very little backlash in the cranks though..so it may be.
Anyone heard of the company? Machine tools? Links? Manuals?
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