Cross 655 Townsend Rollerball Pen
Manufacturer/Model: Cross Ireland/ Townsend
Year of production: Mid 1990's
Filling system: Cross Rollerball Refill 8523 (Original one included)
Material: All body and cap Sterling Silver 925
Length (pen closed): 147mm; posted at 153mm
Condition and information:
The Cross 655 Townsend rollerball pen represents a true elegance and sophistication embodied in a writing instrument. The Townsend line got its name from Alonzo Townsend Cross who was the son of Richard Cross, the founder of the company.
The line was influenced by the elegant 1938 Art Deco fountain pens but with their own spin and better-improved shape and design.
Cross Townsend is also noted as being the pen of the American presidents today.
The body and the cap of the pen are crafted in sterling silver and designed in a beautiful lined design from top to bottom, complemented with black details. The finely made guilloche design gives the pen a nice texture.
The cap and the clip feature nice engravings that read “Cross”, “Ireland” and “925”.
The cap of the pen is decorated with two rings in monochrome silver color separated by a thin black line. Due to the reflection and shine of the pen, it is hard to depict its true high gloss in photos.
This is a truly oversize, solid pen both in weight and size, it weighs an impressive 44g without the refill. The significantly heavier weight of the pen contributes for its solid firm feel in the hand and great balance. The cap can be posted giving the pen even longer length and more comfort while writing.
The pen can be a great match if you already own a Cross Townsend fountain pen or if you want to own one but you don’t want to pay the full price for a fountain pen you can simply change the rollerball section with a nib section and actually have them both.
The pen uses Cross fineliner refill but we will supply one additional rollerball and one ballpoint pen refill and the original. The standard Cross refills are easy to replace and are readily available. The refill uses a special gel ink rollerball formula which contributes for a free flow similar to the one of a fountain pen. The pen simply glides on the paper effortlessly offering a great writing experience for your daily practices.
This rollerball pen can be converted to a ballpoint pen, marker, or highlighter by simply changing the refill.
The pen is in a mint near NOS condition ready to be used.
It comes in an original Cross box together with instructions and a lifetime guarantee against mechanical failure by the manufacturer.
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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This item is located in Europe and ships Worldwide.
At checkout you can choose between two shipping options:
$8.95 Regular Postal Service, Registered - Limited Tracking 1-4 WEEKS Delivery (Due to the corona crisis, this option is currently available only to several countries)
$34.95 DHL Express International - Accurate Tracking 1-4 DAYS Delivery Worldwide
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Prior shipping our items have to pass our highest quality control inspection, are perfectly cleaned and tested by ProtoPens pen staff after which are carefully packed. If the pen does not come in its original manufacturers box, it is packed in a special ProtoPens case.
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