Grandmother Clocks

The standard grandmother clocks tend to have been made in the 1920s and 30s and vary between 54 and 59 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 63 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
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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Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 150mm (111E)

Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 150mm (111E)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   70"  (885K)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 70" (885K)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   72"  (885J)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 72" (885J)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   62"  (969B)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (969B)

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Set of 4 Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - FREE SHIPPING!

Set of 4 Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - FREE SHIPPING!

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NEW IN BOX REPLACEMENT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

NEW IN BOX REPLACEMENT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

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VINTAGE 2 BRASS PLATED  GRANDFATHER, GRANDMOTHER  CLOCK CHAINS   53"  (927N)

VINTAGE 2 BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER, GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAINS 53" (927N)

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Used Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  68" 36LPF (855F)

Used Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 68" 36LPF (855F)

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Vintage Mahogany Grandmother Clock head section

Vintage Mahogany Grandmother Clock head section

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URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

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2 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (969C)

2 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (969C)

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(3) Colonial Jauch Grandmother father Clock Chains With Hooks & Ends.

(3) Colonial Jauch Grandmother father Clock Chains With Hooks & Ends.

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cuckoo clock weight heavy grandfather grandmother? clock weight ~ 954g

cuckoo clock weight heavy grandfather grandmother? clock weight ~ 954g

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#M44 GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SET OF 3 WITH  INSERTS. TOTAL WGT. 14 lbs 12 oz

#M44 GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SET OF 3 WITH INSERTS. TOTAL WGT. 14 lbs 12 oz

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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-5)

NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-5)

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Vtg Grandmother Clock with Pendulum Storage and it works!

Vtg Grandmother Clock with Pendulum Storage and it works!

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  57"  (900A10)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 57" (900A10)

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