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
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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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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Slight 2nd Kieninger or Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum-8-5 8"Bob (C-640)

Slight 2nd Kieninger or Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum-8-5 8"Bob (C-640)

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Barwick Howard Miller Grandmother Clock Chimes B 122 27

Barwick Howard Miller Grandmother Clock Chimes B 122 27

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GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK DIAL W  ROTATING EARTH MOON & STARS NIce cond.

GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK DIAL W ROTATING EARTH MOON & STARS NIce cond.

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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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   56"  (704X)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 56" (704X)

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Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

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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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Antique   Vintage 37-1 2"  Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum  (830A)

Antique Vintage 37-1 2" Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum (830A)

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Galleria 70" Floor  Mechanical Grandmother Clock

Galleria 70" Floor Mechanical Grandmother Clock

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1 Pound Lead Grandmother Clock Weight Insert for 47 to 50MM Shells (WSL15)

1 Pound Lead Grandmother Clock Weight Insert for 47 to 50MM Shells (WSL15)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock WEIGHT INSERT 9.9 lb NOS

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock WEIGHT INSERT 9.9 lb NOS

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

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

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock WEIGHT INSERT 5.6 lb Vikings SET OF 1  NOS

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock WEIGHT INSERT 5.6 lb Vikings SET OF 1 NOS

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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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   62"  (823D)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (823D)

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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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