I need to find a metal part that looks a bit like this:
hole for bolt strong metal | | ___|____________________________v_______ / v \ ( (_) (_) ) <--round end \________________________________________/
This looks like a common part from a Meccano set, but with just two holes at either end for bolts. Two of these can go around a 2x4, then bolts run through the holes.
/__\ /__\<--end of bolt ____________________________________________<--the part __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ <---bolt __ __ __ __ __ __ ____________________________________________<--the part [==] [==]<---nut
I am searching for a name so that I can find these to buy. Is there a common application where these appear? Are they commonly used by a particular contractor for a particular type of job? What is the name of this kind of part?