T-117 is a stamped steel slat clamp. This particular slat clamp would commonly be used to secure the end of a wooden slat to a trunk. The wide end would secure the slat with the thinner end being bent and secured around a corner. Overall measurements are 2 1/2" wide by 5 3/8" long. Want to keep the steel color and prevent rust? Wash the clamps with soap and water to remove a protective oil coating. Once they are clean and dry, a coating of polyurethane or lacquer can be applied. These clamps can also be painted to the colore of your choice after being cleaned and a light sanding.