Since Their 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. Today, Cross is a Global Innovator, Crafting Some of the World’s Most Widely-recognized, Top-performing Pens for Distribution in 140 Countries. Through Inventive Design Techniques, Exacting Attention to Detail and Our Renowned Jewelry-quality Craftsmanship, We Continue to Build on Our Storied History With Products for the Way We Live and Work Today.