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

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

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Used Urgos Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  62" 40LPF (927O)

Used Urgos Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 62" 40LPF (927O)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   57"  (912C)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57" (912C)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   57"  (912B)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57" (912B)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

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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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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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grandmother clock dial

grandmother clock dial

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 GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELL HOOK AND NUT

GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELL HOOK AND NUT

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS TEMPUS FUGIT

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS TEMPUS FUGIT

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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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

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28 inches Grandmother Clock Pendulum

28 inches Grandmother Clock Pendulum

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

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

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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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New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  70" 46LPF (688A2)

New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 70" 46LPF (688A2)

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New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  72" 45LPF (688A1)

New Old Stock Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 72" 45LPF (688A1)

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