For those who value individuality and impeccable style, Townsend embodies classic American elegance and finesse. Inspired by the graceful lines of 1930’s Art Deco design, with distinctive finishes, precious metals and the signature double band, Townsend delivers a lifetime of smooth, effortless writing. No wonder it’s the pen of choice for several American Presidents.
The Cross Pen Company Founded 1846. America’s oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments was established in 1846 by Richard Cross and Edward W. Bradbury. Manufacturing in the Providence, RI, facility first was limited to elegantly tooled gold and silver casings of wooden pencils.
The A. T. Cross Company is a major international
manufacturer of fine writing instruments, timepieces, and personal accessories. Cross products are sold to consumers through fine stores worldwide and to the business gift market via a network of companies specializing in recognition programs.
Since Richard Cross made the first Cross product in 1846, we have re-invented the writing instrument category, combining design ingenuity with jewelry-quality craftsmanship. We were America’s first manufacturer of quality writing instruments, and that means that we’ve been making pens people use, depend on and enjoy for a long time.
What we’re most proud of, though, isn’t all that’s changed since 1846. It’s what hasn’t changed. Headquartered in beautiful Lincoln, Rhode Island, just outside Providence, A. T. Cross is proud to still be a part of the community we helped build. And we still make products unsurpassed in quality and value, one at a time and by hand, just as Richard Cross did.