Cross Pens, since 1846 - Make Your Mark. Since our earliest days, Cross has rewritten the rules for putting pen to paper. Our founder Richard Cross was a passionate champion of writing as an art form – a personally rewarding experience worthy of distinguished, expertly-crafted tools. When he established the A.T. Cross Company in Providence, Rhode Island in 1846, he became the leader of America’s first manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Generations have celebrated important milestones, both personal and professional, with iconic Cross Pens. Many have become prized family possessions passed down through the years. Our fine writing instruments are cherished gifts to be used proudly throughout one's journey, whether you're honoring a birthday, graduation, individual achievement or important business deal. These high quality pens are made from metal and acrylics, with steel and gold nibs, and are piston filled. These high quality pens are made from metal and acrylics. These Pencils are for wordsmithing, hand lettering, writing, calligraphy, drawing, and art.