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Pica or pitch?

How do i set the pica or pitch... the one that makes the letters closer together on my ibm wheelwriter 5 typewriter?

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To change the pitch install a printwheel with the desired pitch 10, 12, 15, or PS.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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To change font and pitch, you need to buy a different printwheel. machines came with a prestige elite 12 printwheel. Prestige elite has small letters and 12 puts 12 charactors per inch. Letter gothic is larger size letters. Google search for ibm wheelwriter printwheel, also called a daisy wheel.

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