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Dear All,

 

I was looking at the pen used by Donald Trump for signing the executive orders (I have attached a picture). I know it is a Cross Townsend black but I noticed it is not a pen, it is most a black marker. Looking on the Cross official site I didn't find any Townsend Cross Marker model, only Roller (that was the one of the former Barack Obama), ballpoint and fountain pen. Is it pheraps a special model not available on the market?

 

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No clue. Honestly, don't much care, either. (If that crosses the line into "political", so be it....)

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I have a bad feeling about this.

 

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giacomodelbianco,

 

Are you sure this is a Townsend pen?

 

I can't tell from looking at photo.

 

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The Cross Selectip was a fiber point refill made in a number of different widths. Perhaps they made some broad ones for him. Special orders of pens for Presidents is not at all uncommon.

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When my Selectip fiber tip pen refill wears down, it has a broad tip and writes a wider line than it did when it was new.

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This is a cross century 2 pen and not cross Townsend. The section is thin and almost parallel, it is much steeper for Townsend.

 

 

White House might be able to order special refills for him.,when companies make special pens for potus, they surely can make special refils.

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I believe the current President uses a Sharpie every now and then.

 

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I believe the Cross pen shown by the OP is assembled in the USA, (while pens not made for the President/ Government signings are fully made and assembled in China.)

 

EDIT: I just noticed that the tie and cuff links match the OP's picture.

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The Cross Selectip was a fiber point refill made in a number of different widths. Perhaps they made some broad ones for him. Special orders of pens for Presidents is not at all uncommon.

Amazing Trump loves Cross ..maybe He does not know that it is a Chinese brand today.. :lticaptd:

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There are many executives that use fiber-tipped pens for their signatures. This is not unique to Donald Trump.

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Dear all,

 

Thank you for your replies! Actually you are right, it is not a Townsend for sure, it looks more like Century II Classic Black. Can be that they produced a special version for the president, not available on the market. I was looking on the site, there is a special version of pens, named "Porous point pens". Is it possible to buy the roller version (for example of the Townsend) and switch the refill from roller to porous one? Are they compatible? I would like to buy the Townsed version and put in the porous refill (maybe the fine one).

 

Here I found some information:

https://www.penloversparadise.com/product/cross-porous-point-felt-tip-refill-selectip-pens/

 

He is using a Cross pen with a medium porous refill.

 

 

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Does anyone know if a signer of any document ever really messes up their signature. I have a signature that has evolved over the years, but sometimes it is necessary to sign so that the offical document clearly shows my full name. I have at times mindlessly screwed up my signature.

 

I enjoy knowing the history of pen use for offical documents. Back in the day when dip pens were in use, it was common to see typos crossed out. Paper was more precious.

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Trump is pretty famous for exclusively using sharpies he has custom ordered from the company.

 

That cross must have been made specifically for a signing event, because 95% of everything that he scribbles down with those meat paws is with a sharpie.

 

Has anyone else ever noticed that his signature looks like someone's heart rhythm right before they die, or a seriously bad earthquake seismograph?

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Perhaps there's some sort of fibretip refill for Cross rollerballs made by a third party if Cross don't manufacture one themselves?

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I like the Cross fiber tips. Don’t last as long as a Sharpie though.

Cheers,

 

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-X-Cross-8443-Refill-for-Selectip-Porous-Point-Pens-Medium-Tip-Black-Ink-NEW-/262585647026

 

 

There is so little on Cross.com these days.

They do have both blue and black, black medium is item #8443, and 7 bucks.

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