This is a Cross Townsend Garnet fountain pen. Cross is a fountain pen brand by the A.T. Cross Company, and originates from the US, where it is probably one of the first companies making fine writing instruments in the country. Although it also makes other products, it is most well-known for its writing instruments. Did you know that Cross has acquired Sheaffer last year from Bic? Now, I wonder what’s going to change between the two brands… Fortunately I have managed to celebrate Sheaffer’s Centennial when it was still Sheaffer (even though under Bic). Now let’s see what synergy the two fountain pen brands can come up with in the years to come! The Cross Townsend range of pens has a variety of design and colours, but Garnet seems to be one of the discontinued colours as one cannot find it on the Cross website anymore. So I feel I am pretty lucky to be able to have a look at one before it is even going to be snatched up by another customer! This pen is delightful to me mainly because of the colour. I tend to be attracted to red-blue-purple-orange colours easily, and this garnet colour of the Cross Townsend […]
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