Does anyone know what this is? I think its something related to picture hanging, but not sure.

Its about 4-5cm long

what is this? what is this?

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    I believe it's a picture frame hanger but I'm not able to find a reference for this exact style.
    – jwh20
    Mar 17, 2020 at 10:45
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    The other black object appears to be a telephone handset cord.
    – Michael Karas
    Mar 17, 2020 at 11:56
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    @MichaelKaras there is also appears to be a table top too, thats 2 items identified
    – PaddyD
    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:26
  • You two should team up. Your observation skills are unmatched. Mar 18, 2020 at 8:27
  • I think there’s a stack of papers in the first image. Look at that, 3/4 things in identified!
    – Tim
    Mar 18, 2020 at 14:53

2 Answers 2


It's a "fangs" style fastener- I use similar styles to hang junk in my cubicle. The teeth latch on to the foam board in my cubicle walls, or it could also be used to grab the foam backing of a picture frame. Found it on amazon by googling "Eye Fastener for Foam Board"

Drytac Push/Pull Hinged Hanger

Drytac Push/Pull Hinged Hanger

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    Nice find on that one!
    – jwh20
    Mar 17, 2020 at 15:22
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    yeah, great job, really didn't think I would get an answer , I have had an unmarked pack sitting on my desk for over a year
    – PaddyD
    Mar 17, 2020 at 15:26
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    Works decently on drywalls also, but dont suspend anything fragile or expensive...
    – Stian
    Mar 18, 2020 at 7:33

The hinged nature of the part makes me think that it may be part of a box latch of some type. The part shown may be designed to snap onto a plastic or metal part box lid.

The working nature of the latch would be similar to this:

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  • I don't think this correct, but a good guess. I think the teeth are ment to be hammered into mdf or something. But I'm really looking its proper name
    – PaddyD
    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:30
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    I don't get the DV. If you disagree, comment on it but not a reason for DV.+
    – JACK
    Mar 17, 2020 at 13:56

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