Andy Thiel Delights With Marble Runs

By Staff
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Courtesy of Robert Thiel, 120 Church St., Victor, N.Y. 14564. The marble run, one of the products of Andy Thiel. Here is a man, who is using his talent to good advantage, despite his sightlessness.
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Courtesy of Robert Thiel, 120 Church St., Victor, N.Y. 14564 The 'marble run' fascinates children of many ages. Here, two little tykes enjoy Andy's handiwork.

Several ‘marble runs’ made by Victor’s Andy Thiel
delighted children of Dynacolor Corporation employees at the annual
Christmas party the company held on Saturday, December 15.

The uncle of a Dynacolor employee, Roy Burns, Andy Thiel, Who
lives at 120 Ohurch Street, was formerly an automobile mechanic in
the garage and gas station now occupied by Russell O. Adams. Andy
says he started making the wooden runs at the suggestion of a good
friend and neighbor, Ogden Miller, has since branched out into
other wood craft Items such as mosaic tiles, cigarette boxes,
chopping blocks, canisters and picture frames.

At first shocked and depressed by his blindness, ‘having
something worthwhile to do’ has helped Andy Thiel regain his
self respect He is aisle to participate in almost all family
activities, and has been made am honorary life member of the Victor
Lion’s Club.

‘I don’t consider myself blind,’ said Andy recently,
‘for just as soon as you lose your sight, the other senses take
over. I can tell the kind of wood to choose for a particular item,
for instance, not only toy the way it feels, but by its
smell.’

Dynacolor Corporation, processors and manufacturers of color
reversal films, is located at 1999 Mt. Read Boulevard in Rochester.
The annual children’s Christmas party is held under the
auspice’s of the company’s employee recreational
organization, the Pioneer’s Club, Rochester Chapter.

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