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John Delaney

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Delaney Antique Clocks
West Townsend, MA
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10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
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978-597-2231
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978-597-1340

John A. Delaney grew up with clocks all around him, as the oldest son of John M. and Barbara Delaney, clock specialists since 1965. John graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 1989. At Babson, John focused on the Entrepreneurial Studies program, primarily small business development. After college, he dedicated himself to the antique business full time. In 1990, he and his brother opened a large general line antique shop in West Townsend before joining his parents to concentrate and specialize in antique clocks. John is a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and has spoken publicly on this subject.

The Delaney Clock Shop features an extensive collection. The primary focus is on clocks of New England origin and specifically those that were made by individuals. Some examples of which are: Simon, Aaron Willard and their apprentices, David Wood, Joshua Wilder, Timothy Chandler, and Benjamin Swan. It is here that John has gained real world experience in the business of buying and selling clocks. Today their business enjoys a world wide following.

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