A nonpositive fastening device consisting of (1) a spring actuated ball, bolt, plunger, double bevel latch, or the like, which is designed to be inserted and retained by compression of the spring, in a recess or strike, catch. it may include the strike, catch or (2) a two piece item consisting of a stud, friction catch and a receptacle, friction catch stud. the items are designed to position a door, cover, panel, or the like, in a fixed position and are released by normal pull. the items do not have provisions such as a knob, handle, or lever to actuate the bolt or plunger. excludes catch magnetic.