A.T. Cross (or Cross for short) was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1846 by Richard Cross. Though the Cross family were traditionally jewelers, Richard Cross was a superb pen and pencil maker who passed all of his knowledge to his son, Alonzo T. Cross. In 1916, the Cross family sold the company to an employee, Walter R. Boss, who transformed it into the world-wide success it is today. For more than 165 years, A.T. Cross has re-invented writing instruments by combining design ingenuity with jewelry-quality craftsmanship. As America's first manufacturer of quality fine pens, they have continued to make pens people will use, depend on and enjoy for years to come.What is most striking about Cross, is not how much the Company has managed to create and revolutionize in its 165 years, but what has not changed about it. Headquartered in beautiful Lincoln, Rhode Island, Cross is proud to still be part of the community that it was founded in. While other companies use smoke and mirrors to lure in customers, Cross emphasizes the importance of custom and values. They are just as technologically advanced as their peers, but maintain an air of traditional familiarity that is hard to come by. Just as Richard did decades ago, each pen is crafted one at a time by hand to ensure the utmost in quality, value and individuality. Business professionals, private collectors and those who simply enjoy quality know that Cross’s pens define tradition and value. Pen Boutique is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of Cross pens. We can also customize your Cross pen. Corporate inquiries concerning Cross Pens are more than welcome. Pens from Cross are very common for corporate and employee appreciation gifts. Please call our corporate sales line at 410.992.3272 with option 3.