<style type="text/css"> .z-index-1{z-index:1} .z-index-2{z-index:2} .posrel{position:relative;} .year_text{font-size:10rem;font-weight:800;line-height:normal;display: block;} .today_text{font-size:7rem;padding: 1rem 0;display: block;} .bgwhite{background:#fff;} .bggrey{background:#f0f0f0} .dt{display:table;table-layout:fixed;} .dtc{display:table-cell;vertical-align:middle;} .h65{height:65%} a.learn_more_btn{font-family:"proxima-nova";font-weight:bold;background:#ebab21;border:none;width:180px; line-height:34px;position:absolute;left:50%;bottom:3.5rem;margin-left:-90px;text-align:center;color:#000;} a.learn_more_btn:hover{text-decoration:none;} .richard-img{position:relative;right:10px;} .cms-about-cross .page-crumb, .cms-about-cross .page.messages{display:none !important;} .title{font-size: 2rem} .cms-about-cross .column.main > div > div{margin:0 !important;padding:0 !important;} body.cms-about-cross{color:#000;} .max-width-1000{max-width:1000px;margin:0 auto;} .cms-about-cross img{max-width:100%;} .yellow_band{position:absolute;left:0;bottom:80px;padding:25px;background:#ffba00;} .fountain_section{background:#f0f0f0;} .first-cross-text{position:absolute;bottom:1rem;font-size:14px;font-weight:800;} .bold800{font-weight: 800} .gift_generation .cross-image{height:419px;} .dgrid{display:grid;grid-template-columns:49.5% 49.5%;grid-gap:1%;margin:10px 0;} .crossgoldbg { background-color:#ffba00; padding:15px; text-align:center;} .missioncontainer { max-width:80%; } @media (min-width: 1023px){ .cms-about-cross .row{margin:10px 20px;} } @media (max-width: 1023px){ .max-width-1000 > .row{padding:0 15px;margin:0;} .year_text{font-size: 7rem;} .today_text{font-size:5rem} .first-cross-text{bottom:unset;position:inherit;} .fountain_section .max-width-1000{padding:0 15px;} } @media (max-width:767px){ .richard-img{right:unset;} .m-mt-20{margin-top:20px;} .m-mb-20{margin-bottom:20px;} .m-p-10{padding:10px !important;} .dgrid{grid-template-columns:100%;grid-gap:2%;padding-bottom:10px;} .title{font-size:1.2rem;display:block;} .max-width-1000 > .row{display:block;} .max-width-1000 > .row > .col-12{padding-left:0;padding-right:0;} .fountain_section{padding:0!important} .year_text{font-size:6rem;} .today_text{font-size:4rem;} .story .title{padding:10px 0;} .gift_generation .col-md-6, .fountain_section .col-md-6, .quality_standard .col-md-6, .lifetime_warranty .col-md-6, .learn-more .col-md-6{padding-right:0;padding-left:0;} .mobiletxtsize { font-size:14px; } } </style> <div class="about_banner"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/Cross-175-pens.jpg" alt="Learn More About A.T. Cross Company" /> </div> <div class="story max-width-1000"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-12 text-center"> <div class="row title"> <div class="col-12">HELLO WORLD WE'VE BEEN WRITING OUR STORY SINCE 1846.</div> <b class="col-12">INVENTING. INNOVATING. ALWAYS EVOLVING.</b> </div> </div> <div class="row posrel"> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>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.</p> </div> <div class="col-md-6 z-index-2"> <img class="richard-img" src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/RischardCross.jpg" alt="Richard Cross" /> </div> <div class="col-12 yellow_band z-index-1"></div> </div> <div class="col-12 mt-5"> <p>Richard’s son Alonzo Townsend Cross shared his father’s visionary outlook and soon began to revolutionize the writing industry with his patented inventions. 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.</p> </div> </div> <div class="container crossgoldbg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-10 offset-md-1 mt-1"> <h3>MISSION</h3> <p class="mobiletxtsize">TO CREATE A SUPERIOR WRITING EXPERIENCE THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN, UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY, AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE</p> <h3 class="mt-3">VISION</h3> <p class="mobiletxtsize">TO CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH PERSONAL STYLE<br />AND THE ART OF COMMUNICATION</p> <h3 class="mt-3">VALUES</h3> <p class="mobiletxtsize">CUSTOMER FOCUS | ACCOUNTABILITY</p> <p class="mobiletxtsize">INTEGRITY | PASSION | HONESTY | BRAVERY</p> <p class="mobiletxtsize">AUTHENTICITY | STRATEGIC | CREATIVE</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="fountain_section pt-4 pb-4"> <div class="max-width-1000"> <div class="dgrid"> <div class="text-center"> <span class="year_text">1846</span> </div> <div class="bgwhite posrel p-3"> <b class="first-cross-text">The first Cross Fountain Pen debuts with the name Peerless to signify its unmatched technology and design.</b> </div> </div> <div class="dgrid"> <div class="dt bgwhite row m-0"> <div class="dtc p-2"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/the-cross-pen-company.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="dtc p-2"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/stylographic-pen.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> <div class="dt bgwhite row m-0"> <div class="dtc p-2"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-1.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="dtc p-2"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/peerless-fountainpen.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="dgrid"> <div class="bgwhite p-3"> <b>In the company’s early years, Richard Cross specializes in crafting elaborate, beautifully ornate pencil casings in fine gold and silver.</b> </div> <div class="text-center"> <b class="year_text">1889</b> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="gift_generation max-width-1000"> <div class="row"> <b class="col-12 title text-center pt-4 pb-3">THE GIFT OF CHOICE FOR GENERATIONS</b> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row m-0 mb-3"> <div class="col-md-6 pl-0"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/generation.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <p class="col-md-6 bggrey pt-5 pb-3 m-mt-20 m-p-10 bold800">A respected Cross employee, Walter Boss becomes the first in a long line of Boss family members to lead Cross into the 21st century.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>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. </p> </div> </div> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6 text-center mb-3"> <span class="year_text bggrey">1916</span> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>Today, we continue to expand the Cross Collection with cutting-edge designs and multifunctional features. From time-honored classics to new tech-based essentials, Cross Pens become truly one-of-a-kind with a personal engraving. Most Cross Pens can be custom engraved in a variety of styles and gift-wrapped at your request.</p> </div> </div> <div class="col-12"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/generation-gift.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="row m-0 mt-4 mb-4"> <div class="col-md-6 text-center"> <img class="cross-image" src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/business_gift_christmass_1.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-12 bggrey text-center m-mt-20"> <span class="year_text">1946</span> </div> <div class="col-12 p-0 pt-3"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6 posrel bggrey m-mb-20 m-p-10"> <b class="first-cross-text pr-2">The Century Pencil debuts in gold and silver finishes to celebrate the Cross Company’s Centennial.</b> </div> <div class="col-md-6 pr-0"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-2.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="quality_standard max-width-1000"> <div class="row"> <b class="col-12 title text-center pt-4 pb-3">QUALITY STANDARDS SECOND TO NONE</b> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>No detail is overlooked in the creation of a Cross Pen. Our unsurpassed quality standards and commitment to excellence result in distinctive and exceptionally reliable products for the most discerning of users. All writing instruments are inspected at every stage of production – at least 120 times – to ensure a superior performance. Each instrument is drop-tested nine times in different configurations to guarantee that they’ll remain operational after falling a distance of approximately three feet. Prior to launch, all new finishes are tested for up to 100 hours to ensure that they’re resistant to corrosion and color fading. Every component of every pen is top priority.</p> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-3.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> <div class="row m-0 mt-4 mb-4"> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-12 bggrey text-center"> <span class="year_text">1993</span> </div> <div class="col-12 p-0 pt-3"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6 posrel bggrey m-mb-20 m-p-10"> <b class="first-cross-text pr-2">Townsend becomes known as The Pen of Presidents, used by leaders across the globe to this day. Century II also makes history as the pen chosen by both political parties for official White House signing ceremonies.</b> </div> <div class="col-md-6 pr-0 m-mb-20"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-4.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-6 text-center h65"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-5.jpg" alt="" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="lifetime_warranty max-width-1000"> <div class="row"> <b class="col-12 title text-center pt-4 pb-3"> LIFETIME MECHANICAL WARRANTY</b> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6 m-mb-20"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-6.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>To uphold the trust our customers place in Cross, we offer an industry-leading Lifetime Mechanical Warranty that sets us apart from other brands. All Cross writing instruments are unquestionably guaranteed against mechanical failure, regardless of age. Any writing instrument requiring service under this warranty will be replaced with a similar or equivalent item. And all Cross Pens and pencils are designed to be easily refillable and reusable for a lifetime of enjoyment.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row m-0 pt-4 pb-4"> <div class="col-md-6 m-mb-20"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/thumbnail-7.jpg" alt="" /> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-12 bggrey text-center"> <span class="year_text today_text">TODAY</span> </div> <div class="col-12 p-0 pt-3"> <div class="row m-0"> <div class="col-md-6 posrel bggrey m-mb-20 m-p-10"> <b class="first-cross-text pr-2">We are a global leader in the fine writing industry, proud to build upon our legacy with premier pens and accessories for customers in 140 countries around the world.</b> </div> <div class="col-md-6 pr-0"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/175_years.jpg" alt="175 years" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="learn-more max-width-1000"> <div class="row"> <b class="col-12 title text-center pt-4 pb-3">LEARN MORE</b> <div class="col-md-6 m-mb-20"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/product-history.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://mcstaging.cross.com/product-history" class="learn_more_btn" title="Product History">PRODUCT HISTORY</a> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <img src="https://mcstaging.cross.com/media/pages/cross/about/warranty.jpg" alt="" /> <a href="https://mcstaging.cross.com/lifetime-warranty" class="learn_more_btn" title="Lifetime Warranty">WARRANTY</a> </div> </div> </div>