Grandmother Clocks

The standard grandmother clocks tend to have been made in the 1920’s and 30’s and vary between 5’4” and 5’9” in height but there seems to be no hard and fast rule about how tall it has to be. Some grandfather clocks may fall into this height category, but they are some distinguishing characteristics for the grandmother: if the clock is weight driven, has a dome top or swan necks, is more substantial in stature , has the defined vertical shape, and has a 10” dial (even if it is less than 6’3” tall).  The Grandmother clock tends to be more slender looking than the Grandfather clock as you can see in the 1928 Waltham Advertisement below.
The term is used loosely in some cases, as some people use the phrase to depict a lttle mantle clock, but this is part of the "true" definition.
 
Grandmother Clock Grandmother Clock Ad Waltham
New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w  Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut set of 3

Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut set of 3

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Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut

Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut

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New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

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Beveled Grandmother or Grandfather Clock Glass For Side 8"W x 37-1 4"L (GLG-837)

Beveled Grandmother or Grandfather Clock Glass For Side 8"W x 37-1 4"L (GLG-837)

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4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  46" 47LPF (555A26)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 46" 47LPF (555A26)

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Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050  94 cm

Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050 94 cm

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Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain SET OF 3 USED Fits 451 1151

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain SET OF 3 USED Fits 451 1151

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NICE WALNUT 3 WEIGHT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIMES WEST GERMANY

NICE WALNUT 3 WEIGHT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIMES WEST GERMANY

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Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK---COLONIAL MFG. CO.---ROXBURY STYLE--grandfather

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK---COLONIAL MFG. CO.---ROXBURY STYLE--grandfather

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3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & "MANUAL" 4 Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & "MANUAL" 4 Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

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Herschede Revere~5 Tubular Bell Grandmother Clock Telechron 1920's Tube

Herschede Revere~5 Tubular Bell Grandmother Clock Telechron 1920's Tube

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1 SOLID BRASS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   48"  (708F)

1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 48" (708F)

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Hermle Suspension Spring and Screw  for grandmother or wall clock

Hermle Suspension Spring and Screw for grandmother or wall clock

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Ant Colonial Grandmother's Clock #1417 Westminster Chimes Mahogany Case Runs

Ant Colonial Grandmother's Clock #1417 Westminster Chimes Mahogany Case Runs

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (708E)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (708E)

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Vintage Electric Sessions Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock! Local Pickup-MA!

Vintage Electric Sessions Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock! Local Pickup-MA!

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