Cross Fountain Pens

Cross Fountain Pens




Cross Century II, Black, Fountain Pen, with 23 Karat Gold Plated Appointments and 23 Karat Gold Plated Nib Medium…

Mar 6, 2006

by Cross

Ahhhh….  America’s oldest manufacturer of such fine writing instruments was established in 1846. Manufacturing in the Providence, RI, facility first was limited to elegantly tooled  silver and gold casings for wooden pencils.

With more than 21 registered patents on their hands…… the A. T. Cross Company soon developed and marketed many important “firsts” in the field of writing instruments. That’s right!


 These included the:

propel-repel mechanical pencil, a forerunner of today’s mechanical pencils.
Stylographic pen -the precursor of the ball-point pen by more than 70 years.

Now the company was sold in 1916 to Walter R. Boss, who later brought his sons Ellery (in the 1920s) and W. Russell (in the 1930s) into the business.

Ellery retired in 1966, and W. Russell, who also later retired in 1985, was joined by his sons Bradford in 1958 and Russell in 1961.


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So Cross entered the international marketplace in 1962 and became a public company in 1971.

A. T. Cross headquarters in Lincoln, RI, has been expanded several times to meet international demand for fine writing instruments. Get that – International Demand!

Cross writing instruments are now distributed in more than 140 foreign markets. The mind boggles….


Cross refillable writing instruments include:

  •  ball-point pens
  • fountain pens
  • mechanical pencils
  • Selectip rolling ball/porous-point pens
  • gel ink pens, multi-function pens (including stylus options for PDAs)

This proud tradition of innovation and excellence that has marked A. T. Cross for more than 150 years.

Cross also commitment to its customers extends to its lifetime mechanical guarantee (warranty) on all writing instruments. Any Cross writing instrument returned for service is repaired or replaced at no charge. I like that…