B & O Railroad Museum Licensing Agreement

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The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Inc., an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the most important and comprehensive collection of American Railroad artifacts in the world. The Museum encompasses two National Historic Landmark sites: one in downtown Baltimore City, and the other in Ellicott City, Maryland. The Baltimore campus – spread across a 40 acre historic site – showcases its world-class collection of locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts and industrial buildings. Universally recognized as the birthplace of American Railroading, the first mile of commercial railroad right-of-way is preserved here. The Museum also administers Ellicott City Station, preserved as the oldest surviving railroad station in America (1831), featuring seasonal programs, living historians, and exhibits highlighting overland transportation, early railroading, and the American Civil War.

The B&O Railroad is a national brand and it’s historic footprint covers the territory Washington D.C. to New York, to Chicago to St. Louis. In addition to being branded for almost 100 years on the Monopoly game board it is a brand widely recognized. In addition, we are affiliated with the Smithsonian and also come with that branding. The Licensing Program at the B&O cultivates new relationships with companies who take their own unique ideas from our robust collection and turn those ideas into products. The Royalty Fees collected go directly back into maintaining the Museum and its extensive collection.

Railroadware.com – American Remade Collection, Martha Stewart American Made

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Railroadware

Collection of Western & railroad inspired products. All American Remade lighting, hardware & toys made from glass, steel & waste stream material.

About American Made

American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

Judge’s Criteria

The executive editorial team of Martha Stewart Living will serve as category judges and oversee the selection process. Martha serves as head judge and makes the final picks. The judges will base their selections on the following criteria:

    Innovativeness, demonstrated creativity, and originality of idea

  • Originality and level of creativity
  • Clearly identifiable customer need
  • Customer value and usability

    Workmanship

  • Quality of materials used
  • Attention and care paid to product details and/or customer satisfaction
  • Level of craftsmanship involved in production

    Appearance

  • Unique design aesthetic
  • Visual appeal of product packaging
  • Compelling logo and/or typography

    Embodiment of American Made theme

  • Use of local components and processes
  • Engagement of local community

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Best of Houzz 2014 Award – Houzz.com

best-of-houzz-award-railroadwareAnnual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Chico, Ca February 4, 2014 – Railroadware has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The lighting, & hardware firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

“Railroadware is very excited to be named as one of the best companies in customer satisfaction. Houzz is great resource for homeowners and professionals because it allows us to connect and share ideas.”