Established in 1846 by Richard Cross, the A.T. Cross Pen Company is one of the oldest manufacturers of fine writing instruments. A.T. Cross was America's first manufacturer of quality writing instruments, and has been making pens people use, depend on and enjoy for decades.
With more than 21 registered patents, the A. T. Cross Pen Company soon developed and marketed many important "firsts" in the field of writing instruments. These include the propel-repel mechanical pencil, a forerunner of today's mechanical pencils, and the Stylographic pen, the precursor of the ball-point pen by more than 70 years. Cross was a highly skilled pen and pencil maker, who passed his knowledge onto his son, Alonzo Townsend Cross.
For more than 150 years, Cross has re-invented writing instruments, combining design ingenuity with jewellery-quality craftsmanship. Add to this the fact that all Cross pens and pencils are backed by the famous Cross lifetime guarantee, a Cross pen represents a stylish and wise investment.