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
Emperor Grandmother Clock Weight SLEEVES SHELLS BRASS and WEIGHTS

Emperor Grandmother Clock Weight SLEEVES SHELLS BRASS and WEIGHTS

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Vintage Ridgeway Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10", #10 scratch

Vintage Ridgeway Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10", #10 scratch

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Emperor GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

Emperor GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

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German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother   Small Grandfather Clock

German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother Small Grandfather Clock

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Grandmother   Grandfather clock chains 3 total

Grandmother Grandfather clock chains 3 total

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Vintage Emperor Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10", needs polish

Vintage Emperor Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10", needs polish

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Grandfather   Grandmother   Tall Clock Woodworking Plans

Grandfather Grandmother Tall Clock Woodworking Plans

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howard miller grandmother clock w  tempus fugit face [not working ]

howard miller grandmother clock w tempus fugit face [not working ]

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Urgos Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (124C)

Urgos Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (124C)

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set of weight shells for Grandfather grandmother clock. Brass, not perfect, used

set of weight shells for Grandfather grandmother clock. Brass, not perfect, used

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Antiqued Wood Grandmother Clock Hand Painted Distressed Metal Pendulum Clock

Antiqued Wood Grandmother Clock Hand Painted Distressed Metal Pendulum Clock

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antique clock, old wooden, belonged to my grandmother

antique clock, old wooden, belonged to my grandmother

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Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

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Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

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ANTIQUE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE GLASS, 31.5 CMS DIAM.

ANTIQUE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE GLASS, 31.5 CMS DIAM.

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Ridgeway Grandmother Clock Runs Strikes and Chimes Beautiful Wood Case

Ridgeway Grandmother Clock Runs Strikes and Chimes Beautiful Wood Case

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Antique Mason and Sullivan Grandmother Clock

Antique Mason and Sullivan Grandmother Clock

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Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Antique Miniature Vintage 1900 Nouveau   Deco

Grandfather Grandmother Clock Antique Miniature Vintage 1900 Nouveau Deco

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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1971 Elmer Stennes Grandmother Clock Westminster Chime 5 M.C.I.P 71

1971 Elmer Stennes Grandmother Clock Westminster Chime 5 M.C.I.P 71

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