Identify the Mystery Object.

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Air blower that attached to caned air I forget the brand but widely sold in camera stores durning the film/dark room days
So it’s late and I just remembered the name “Dustoff”
 
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So it is not a nail clipper!
No blades of any kind.

What it reminds me most of is a water cut-off valve like the one RichardC posted a while back as his mystery object.
There could be a reason for this, depending on what exactly the associations are.

Air blower that attached to caned air I forget the brand but widely sold in camera stores durning the film/dark room days
So it’s late and I just remembered the name “Dustoff”
Not such thing, not photo related specifically.

It looks like the locking mechanism to a petty cash boxor something similar turned by a key
Some form of catch
Lock related.

Many desings of B side (this one is for example spring assisted), even more of A side - which are seen and use everyday.
 

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So it’s not photo related
It’s sorta of a “lock”
Tool related
Toy related
Kitchen cooking related
 

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Toilet door lock
It's not lock itself.
It's lock related.

Does the visible part rotate
Yes, in the middle / center parts.

So it’s not photo related
It’s sorta of a “lock”
Tool related
Toy related
Kitchen cooking related
It's not a sort of a lock, it's lock related.
It's of general purpose; not specifically tool, toy nor cooking dept.

Slightly different angle, and wider:

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Maybe you turn the B-side to lock the object in-place, which then allows one to attach the assembly to something, like a desk drawer?
The image above shows practically complete B side. Anything wider, and part of A side will appear, and then it would be clear at once.

Full view of the B side of "mech part" of the object - this shall conclude the guessing:

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It's not lock itself.
It's lock related.



Yes, in the middle / center parts.



It's not a sort of a lock, it's lock related.
It's of general purpose; not specifically tool, toy nor cooking dept.

Slightly different angle, and wider:

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Can you define “not specifically tool, toy or kitchen” related. So by your vague statement is why I’m looking for you definition!
 

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The image above shows practically complete B side. Anything wider, and part of A side will appear, and then it would be clear at once.

Full view of the B side of "mech part" of the object - this shall conclude the guessing:

View attachment 869107
This side looks like it locks on a square leg, if that’s is true, this could be used on scaffolding, or an adjustable work bench top, or could be part of a clamp, the list could be extensive!
 

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Can you define “not specifically tool, toy or kitchen” related. So by your vague statement is why I’m looking for you definition!
It's not a toy.
It's not a tool.
It's not related to any specific room, so not specifically to kitchen. Can be found in any room.
 

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This side looks like it locks on a square leg, if that’s is true, this could be used on scaffolding, or an adjustable work bench top, or could be part of a clamp, the list could be extensive!
The square is correct. IMO this square hole gives the answer.
Lock related.
Rotating parts.
To be mounted / attached, so this "B" side is not visible normally.
 
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