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Alonzo Townsend Cross Company

By: Kellie K. Speed, Travel Writer

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Cross The Alonzo Townsend Cross Company has been around forever - or so it seems. Everyone around with style seems to have a Cross pen.

From styles like the rollerball to the elegant fountain pen, Cross pens have established a prominent position in the marketplace.

Some people know Alonzo T. Cross assisted in the design of Rhode Island's first stem powered motor car, which he owned.

Cross went successfully from the powered motor car industry to his famous pens.

Today, the collection has emerged into a variety of styles, including precious metals and hand-polished lacquers. From ball point pens to 0.5 mm pencils, the finishes are now available in tuxedo, chrome and even translucent.

The Townsend Tuxedo, as shown below, is a ball point pen made of sterling silver. Each Townsend is numerically serialized for individual identification and enrollment in the Cross Write Back Loss Protection Policy. This pen retails for $85.

In addition, the Century II, a branch of the Classic Century, is a much larger design. This elegant pen is one of the thickest writing instruments available by Cross.

Business travelers love the 22K gold plated Century II ball point pen. Its professional look is both elegant and stylish.

This pen, also shown, retails for $75.

Cross pens are a great gift and can even be sent as a gift while away traveling on vacation.

For more information or to place an order, visit the Cross website at www.cross.com

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Kellie K. Speed - Click to Enlarge

Kellie K. Speed is a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahners’ Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air Approach.

Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Next year, she is planning a trip to Tahiti.

Since she is from Massachusetts, she will be providing reviews of local restaurants for Travel-Watch.

If you would like to email Kellie any suggestions or comments, please do so at kkspeed@aol.com.

 

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