Mystery Parts - Anyone know what this is?

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Mystery Parts - Anyone know what this is?

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I have about a dozen of these.

The length is about the diameter of a dime.

Each comes in a small plastic bag.

Wasn't sure where to post this, but they are taking up space in my hardware drawers, so thought I would start here.
 
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Old 02-18-16, 12:38 PM
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Might be a wedge or fastener type mechanism for furniture.
 
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The length is about the diameter of a dime.
Does that mean the that pic is enlarged about a thousand times?
 
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Just cropped a pic taken with my iphone
 
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Another pic... Thanks!
 
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My guess is that they are pegs that get mounted, on a flat surface & the spool at the top is used for thread, possibly for knitting.

Something like:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/...nitStitch3.jpg

Edit: Don't forget that if you throw them in the garbage, you'll will need them 2 weeks later.
 
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They look similar, if not identical, to release pins on some smoke alarms or detectors. They are removable to make the device tamper resistant.

I could easily be wrong.
 
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Being in plastic bags sounds like it is an option that comes with something else. What have you installed or assembled in the last many years?

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Yes! Furd is correct! Found the documentation to my smoke detectors and they are indeed pins to make them tamper proof! Thanks all!
 
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