AT Cross was founded in Rhode Island in 1846, when jewelry maker and artisan Richard Cross, in partnership with his son Alonzo Townsend Cross, revolutionized fine writing instruments. Their early accomplishments included fine writing tools refined through more than 100 patents and accented with noble materials. The Cross brand has been crafting fine writing instruments for more years than any company in the Western world. Cross pens have been used by U.S. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama to sign bills into laws. Now in its third century, the Cross brand seeks to provide those possessing extraordinary vision and a strong entrepreneurial spirit with the tools needed to make their mark.