|The Redmond ‘SNAPPIES’TM swabs are far and away the lowest cost, easiest to use swabs for medical, industrial, cosmetic, personal and art use ever devised. They can be made in a variety of sizes, shapes and configurations from low cost elementary design to more costly high end design units for cosmetic use.
Material cost in the simplest version containing povidone iodine (see video) for medical antisepsis can run less than 1˘. Some other specific uses include cosmetic lotions and cleansers, surface treatments with dyes, paints, coatings, stains, solvents, artists’ tints, photographic chemicals etc.
The product to be swabbed in the low cost version shown is in a containment pouch with a relatively stiff but flexible side to which is attached a sponge or other absorbent material such as felt and a soft side. The stiff side has a patented Redmond aperture forming means with a raised tip formed into it which when squeezed between thumb and forefinger snaps and ruptures at fault line around its base creating an opening for low or medium viscosity products contained to flow into the attached sponge. As will be seen in the video the stiff side acts as a flexible handle.