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[Portrait of Girl in a Swing]

Description: Portrait of a young woman in a white dress sitting on a swing inside a photo studio. She has her right hand on the rope holding up the swing, and her left hand is holding some small flowers resting on her lap. A printed note on the back of the photograph reads, "Excelsior, Haggard & Son, Photographers, Lebanon, Tenn. Neg. No......"
Date: unknown
Creator: Haggard & Son
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn that has a frame supporting the churn and swinging motion mixes the cream. This invention successfully separates oily globules from the cream, thus making churning more effective and easy.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Bailey, James Westey & McNorton, John Tomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and adjustable plow that has an improved sweep stock. The plow has an "implement for holding sweeps, half shovels, bull tongues, &c., all of which are needed in the proper cultivation of corn, cotton and the like; and a further object of the invention is to do so construct a sweep stock as to prevent it from choking by weeds" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Symmank, Herman & Matthijez, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swing.

Description: Patent for a swing that consists of a frame, a wooden horse to ride on, a U-shaped hanger that is attached to the seat in the back and front, a pulley-like rocker attached to the top of the frame, a bolt that is securing the rocker to the hanger, two bars that go from the horse seat to the pulley, and a chord that attaches the two bars and goes around the top of the pulley.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Alston, Samuel I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swing.

Description: Patent for a new and improved swing. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a suitable support, a single hanger having its width increased at that point where the friction-roller of the operating-lever bears against it, with the operating-lever provided with a friction-roller to bear against the front edge of the hanger, a second roller, over which the cord passes, a friction-roller attached to the hanger, and an operating cord" (lines 18-26).
Date: June 16, 1885
Creator: Elliott, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator "in which all of the plow shanks will be adjustable to or from the center line of the frame in order that the cultivator may be adapted for working different kinds of plants" (lines 19-23). It is laterally adjustable, and the tongue is vertically adjustable.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swing.

Description: Patent for improvement in swings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 7, 1888
Creator: Goebel, Herman A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swing.

Description: Patent for an improved and inexpensive swing that is foot-operated. The swing is built into a frame, and connects to the frame on two points on each end of the swing.
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Brydson, John J. & Greathouse, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Attachment

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple plow attachment meant to convert the single foot plow stock into a double shovel plow or a gang plow. The attachment is adjustable in order to "straddle the rows to be cultivated; and finally, means for adjusting the standards of the plow whereby the same are adapted to run at any desired depth" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swing.

Description: Patent for a new and improved swing. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the two folding frames, provided with jointed braces, of the horizontal cross-bars secured to said frames, the swinging arms pivoted to said bars and also to the car, cross-bars secured to these arms, [and] the curved levers" (lines 95-100). Said curved levers are hinged to "the cross-bars, [and] the crossed ropes or chains [are] connecting the short arms of said levers to the cross-bars, and the pull-cords [are] attached to the long arms of said levers and [are] extended to the seats of the said car" (lines 1-5).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Rigby, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Tire Swing in a Backyard]

Description: Photograph of a tire swing in the backyard of a residential house located at 310 Moore St, Seguin, Texas. Accompanying information states that the swing is photographed with sleet build up on the ground before the snowstorm of February 9th 1973. There is a large tree and other small plants visible in the yard near the swing.
Date: February 8, 1973
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Backyard of Evelyn Fiedler Streng 2]

Description: Photograph of the backyard of professor Evelyn Fiedler Streng. The corner of a house is seen on the right edge of the photo and a layer of snow is covering the ground. Small stones are lined along the edge of the building and are topped with snow. To the left of the house a tire swing is seen hanging from a small tree. A cluster of trees are in the background of the photo.
Date: February 9, 1973
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Abelone Harton Home]

Description: Photograph of a single-story home belonging to Abalona Harton. The house has light-colored siding, several windows, and small plants around the edge. There are a number of trees around the house. A "For Sale" sign has been placed on the front lawn. There is a swingset and a see-saw on the left side of the photograph towards the back of the home.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Playing in Snow; Riding Bicycle

Description: Copy negative of two photographs. The first is of young Pat McDaniel in 1945 standing in a snowy yard in front of a swing set, holding a snowball above the head as if about to throw it. There are a fence and house in the background. The second is of the child in 1942 on a bicycle on a sidewalk in the yard, in front of the house and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children on Swingset in Backyard

Description: Copy negative of a picture children in a backyard with a swingset. There are three boys playing on the swingset with a girl and two more boys standing in front of it on the right, with fencing and trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library