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How do I change the Pitch on my typewriter?

Im dont have the manual available and am trying to change from 10 pt to 12 pt. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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  • lupitaduran Feb 04, 2008

    Sorry, its a IBM Wheelwriter 1000 by Lexmark. Still cant change the pitch. Please advise.


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You don't say if the is a wheelwriter or not if it uis a wheelwriter the pitch is determined by the printwheel you have to get a different P/W.


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