An item of various cross-sectional shapes which may be of solid or hollow construction. it is specifically designed for attachment to a lever(s) and/or control(s) to actuate various remote mechanisms. it is one of the following: (1) a one-piece item with or without eyes and/or holes in each end which may have bushings or bearings pressed in the eyes; (2) a one-piece item with both ends processed for terminations, excluding threaded end(s); (3) a two-piece construction type item consisting of a body with both ends processed for terminations and a single end attachment; or (4) a three-piece construction type item consisting of a body and two end attachments. excludes internal combustion engine type piston connecting rods; drag link, steering; link, anchor, brake shoe; tie rod, steering; and turnbuckle. for cylindrical shaped externally threaded items without end attachments, see rod, threaded end and stud (as modified).