New US President signs Inaugural Day proclamations with a customized Cross pen.
Upholding a time-honoured tradition, A.T. Cross Company has provided customized pens for newly-inaugurated American President Joseph R. Biden. Soon after taking the Oath of Office, President Biden signed official proclamations and executive orders using a Cross Century II Rollerball Pen in a classic black lacquer finish with 23KT gold-plated appointments. “Cross Pens have held a place of honour in the Oval Office since the 1970s,” said Michael Foley, President of A. T. Cross. “Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have used a Cross Pen while in office.”
A.T. Cross was America’s first manufacturer of fine writing instruments, and the company is celebrating its 175th Anniversary by continuing its legacy of crafting iconic Presidential Signing Pens.
During the Clinton administration, Cross became the official source of custom writing instruments for the President’s legislative signing ceremonies, crafting commemorative pens emblazoned with the Presidential Seal and the President’s signature.
The Cross Century II Pen used by President Biden is an icon of the Cross Collection, highly-regarded for its quality craftsmanship, distinguished style and exemplary writing performance. Marketing Director Nicola Shepherd said, “One of the distinctive features of the Cross Century II Rollerball Pen is that it offers a customized writing experience.” The pen is designed to be easily convertible into a Felt-tip Pen or a Ballpoint Pen simply by changing the refill. President Biden’s Century II Pen featured the Felt-tip refill as well as a replica of his signature and the Presidential Seal on the cap.
The Cross Century II Pen Collection is available for purchase at www.cross.com.