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
Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain USED Fits 451 1151 and Others

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain USED Fits 451 1151 and Others

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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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Gorgeous Seth Thomas Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case & Face NICE!

Gorgeous Seth Thomas Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case & Face NICE!

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  56" 46LPF (688Z)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 56" 46LPF (688Z)

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  74" 44LPF (829J)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 74" 44LPF (829J)

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Westminster Chime Gong Unit Pulled From an Emperor Grandmother Clock

Westminster Chime Gong Unit Pulled From an Emperor Grandmother Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Main Door For Grandmother Clock With Glass 22.75" By 7.5"

Main Door For Grandmother Clock With Glass 22.75" By 7.5"

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   57"  (849A3)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57" (849A3)

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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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BEAUTIFUL EMPEROR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

BEAUTIFUL EMPEROR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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Vintage Hamilton Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case Fancy Knobs

Vintage Hamilton Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case Fancy Knobs

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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 2 (840Q)

New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 2 (840Q)

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Lot of 3 New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain  70" 44LPF (853A)

Lot of 3 New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain 70" 44LPF (853A)

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2 SOLID  BRASS GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAINS  60"  (853C)

2 SOLID BRASS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAINS 60" (853C)

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1931 Sivertone Grandmother clock radio 614-900-2157

1931 Sivertone Grandmother clock radio 614-900-2157

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Swedish Rosemaling Grandmother Style Clock W  Label & Mercedes Germany Works

Swedish Rosemaling Grandmother Style Clock W Label & Mercedes Germany Works

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Vintage Tully Brook Grandmother Clock ~ Coastal Transformation

Vintage Tully Brook Grandmother Clock ~ Coastal Transformation

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Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

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