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    Default What pen was used by President Trump?

    What pen was used today by President Trump? I thought it may have been a series of Cross pens, but I'm not sure. Thanks.

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    I couldn't tell and was wondering the same thing!

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Maybe it was a Trump branded pen. Probably nothing else would be good enough....
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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    I watched on a laptop so I couldn't get a good luck but I was curious too. I watched a YouTube clip about pens used by President Obama to sign official documents and they looked similar to what trump used today. I think the women who stood on our right was in the YouTube video and is the keeper of the pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Maybe it was a Trump branded pen. Probably nothing else would be good enough....
    In all seriousness, unless he's really a pen person, I doubt that he'd bother to make that decision. If Cross was already supplying the White House with rollerballs or ballpoints for the Obama administration, they'd probably just keep that up.

    As for whether he is a pen person, I don't know, but off on a little tangent, try googling images of his signature. Has nothing to do with how he'll do as president (I hope), but good grief!
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    I'm just glad they weren't fountain pens.
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    Crayola

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Hi Guys, I work for Cross. He used Century 2 black lacquer roller ball with 23kt appointments. We also made a Townsend for him ( same finish) so it might show up in future signings.

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidafranklin View Post
    Hi Guys, I work for Cross. He used Century 2 black lacquer roller ball with 23kt appointments. We also made a Townsend for him ( same finish) so it might show up in future signings.
    Cool - Thank You for letting us know! I thought the close up of him signing didn't look like a nib, but it was hard to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davidafranklin View Post
    Hi Guys, I work for Cross. He used Century 2 black lacquer roller ball with 23kt appointments. We also made a Townsend for him ( same finish) so it might show up in future signings.
    Cool - Thank You for letting us know! I thought the close up of him signing didn't look like a nib, but it was hard to tell.
    Here great zoom on the pen at second 19

    http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/pr...taking-office/

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Also, what ink? Federal blue of a CIA formulation, maybe?

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    It is the standard black roller ball refill, medium size. Although I believe Cross does not have the best ballpoint refill, when it comes to Roller Ball, it is just an awesome refill.

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Side note: if you have to sign anything that's a double or triple copy, fountain pens don't seem to be up to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidafranklin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidafranklin View Post
    Hi Guys, I work for Cross. He used Century 2 black lacquer roller ball with 23kt appointments. We also made a Townsend for him ( same finish) so it might show up in future signings.
    Cool - Thank You for letting us know! I thought the close up of him signing didn't look like a nib, but it was hard to tell.
    Here great zoom on the pen at second 19

    http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/pr...taking-office/
    Nice Definitely a much clearer view. Originally, I watched it on youtube, so the picture was fuzzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Side note: if you have to sign anything that's a double or triple copy, fountain pens don't seem to be up to it...
    Good point ... literally and figuratively

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    But isn't carbon copies what manifold nibs were for?

    I don't know how well they worked, but I have that impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Side note: if you have to sign anything that's a double or triple copy, fountain pens don't seem to be up to it...
    I have a vintage Wearever Pacemaker with a rather firm nib. It would probably handle the pressure for copy / transfer, but I have no idea how well copy / transfer paper holds up to fountain pen ink.

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    Thank you Davidafranklin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaputnik View Post
    As for whether he is a pen person, I don't know, but off on a little tangent, try googling images of his signature. Has nothing to do with how he'll do as president (I hope), but good grief!
    Rather sharp and pointy. Perhaps graphoanalysis is not BS after all.

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    Default Re: What pen was used by President Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidafranklin View Post
    Hi Guys, I work for Cross. He used Century 2 black lacquer roller ball with 23kt appointments. We also made a Townsend for him ( same finish) so it might show up in future signings.
    Where are these made?

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