The A.T. Cross Company was established in 1846, and they’ve been known for their solid craftsmanship ever since then. First a small family company in Rhode Island, Cross now sells its pens in over 140 countries. What makes them so unique is their lifetime mechanical warranty. If something goes wrong with your Cross pen, you can ship it back to them, and they repair it for free.
Every Cross writing instrument goes through a strict quality control cycle. All Cross pens are inspected 120 times across every production stage to ensure that they are made perfectly. Plus, before Cross uses any new finish, they test it for 100 hours to ensure it won’t corrode and that the color will last. On top of all of that, they complete nine drop tests to make sure a simple fall won’t break the pen.
While Cross makes all different kinds of pens, this article will break down the first type of pen Cross made their fountain pens.