His tubes were initially available only from Thomas Brown (qv), who advertised them in June 1841. Intriguingly, the artist John Linnell decided to experiment in 1848 with filling his own paint tubes.By August 1842 they were also being marketed by Winsor & Newton and soon after by other colourmen. Rand, the Inventor, Patentee, and sole Manufacturer of the above, during the time they were known to the profession solely under the name of "Brown's Patent," has made arrangements with Messrs. by which that firm are supplied by him with Tubes of the same description as those so long supplied by J. He purchased colours directly from manufacturers such as Field (qv) and Druke (qv) and acquired five gross of ‘tin tubes for color’ from Rand & Co for £3.16s.9d (Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 22-2000).Head teacher Tim Wilson said: “We make sure our staff can take sensible and informed action on days like this.“As a school we are supportive of any action that improves air quality in London.” Other schools were advised to consider similar measures.
He took the unprecedented step after “black” - or 10/10 - readings for tiny particulate pollution were recorded before 6am at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School, in the City area, Marylebone Road in Westminster, North Kensington and three sites in Camden - Swiss Cottage, Euston Road and Bloomsbury.
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By 2pm, there were also 14 red “high” alerts for pollution peaks today at sites across London including in Richmond, Ealing, Brent, Enfield, Lambeth, Lewisham, Harrow, Havering, Merton, Sutton, Redbridge, Greenwich, Bexley, Tower Hamlets, and Thurrock.
“This is the highest level of alert and everyone - from the most vulnerable to the physically fit - may need to take precautions to protect themselves from the filthy air.” Outdoor activity was being reduced today for children, aged three months to five years, at Sir John Cass’s primary school, Aldgate, which has several air pollution monitors.