Sunday, May 6, 2012

A. T. Cross: Racing Stripes

Maybe I'm trivializing them by calling them "racing stripes," but to me the nickname for the black enamel rings painted on some Cross pencils seems apt.  Cross has always taken great pride in being a thoroughbred of writing instruments meanufaturers, so nothing like a snazzy paint job to bring out the Ferrari in them.

Here's a group of them from Jim Rouse's collection . . .

NOTE:  This article is now included in the print version of The Leadhead's Pencil Blog, available anywhere you buy books, or also from The Legendary Lead Company.

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