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
Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock  49.5 inches tall

Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock 49.5 inches tall

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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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Germany ESTATE Pipe Chime Emperor GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Hermle BLACK FOREST 451-050H

Germany ESTATE Pipe Chime Emperor GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Hermle BLACK FOREST 451-050H

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Franze Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Movment #451-050 94cm

Franze Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Movment #451-050 94cm

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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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Beautiful Vintage New England Clock Co. Grandmother Clock Quartz!

Beautiful Vintage New England Clock Co. Grandmother Clock Quartz!

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Vintage Lundby Art.Nr 4415 Grandfather Grandmother Clock Still in Box!

Vintage Lundby Art.Nr 4415 Grandfather Grandmother Clock Still in Box!

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

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Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

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Mission oak spring driven Grandmother clock Lot 46

Mission oak spring driven Grandmother clock Lot 46

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~12~Assorted Used Clock Weight Shells Grandfather & Grandmother Clocks  (C-556)

~12~Assorted Used Clock Weight Shells Grandfather & Grandmother Clocks (C-556)

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Daneker Grandmother Clock Antique Maple

Daneker Grandmother Clock Antique Maple

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OUTSTANDING 1960s DANEKER H66 Grandmother Floor Clock w  MINT Cherry Case

OUTSTANDING 1960s DANEKER H66 Grandmother Floor Clock w MINT Cherry Case

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Tempus Fugit Grandmother Clock

Tempus Fugit Grandmother Clock

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain  48" 47LPF (399T)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain 48" 47LPF (399T)

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Jauch Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook Hanger  (M90)

Jauch Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook Hanger (M90)

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Seth Thomas Tempus Fugit Grandmother Clock

Seth Thomas Tempus Fugit Grandmother Clock

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Antique Grandmother Clock Old Closed Oak Cabinet Pendulum 2 Spring Time

Antique Grandmother Clock Old Closed Oak Cabinet Pendulum 2 Spring Time

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Dollhouse Grandmother Clock

Dollhouse Grandmother Clock

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