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
NEW 2 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS   70"  (467G)

NEW 2 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS 70" (467G)

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USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS  (487T)

USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS (487T)

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Lot of 2 Used Urgos Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Chain  62" (443F)

Lot of 2 Used Urgos Grandfather Grandmother Clock Chain 62" (443F)

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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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URGOS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER   (570U)

URGOS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER (570U)

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URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER   (75D)

URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER (75D)

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NEW 2 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS   59"  (561N)

NEW 2 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS 59" (561N)

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~12~Assorted Used Clock Weight Shells Grandfather & Grandmother Clocks  (C-577)

~12~Assorted Used Clock Weight Shells Grandfather & Grandmother Clocks (C-577)

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USED 3 HERMLE or URGOS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS  (487R)

USED 3 HERMLE or URGOS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS (487R)

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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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3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & MANUAL for Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & MANUAL for Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

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NEW 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS   56"  (480E)

NEW 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS 56" (480E)

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 Solid Brass Jauch Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain  49"  (443D)

Solid Brass Jauch Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Chain 49" (443D)

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Mantle and Grandmother Clock Leather Tip Brass Hammer Set of 4

Mantle and Grandmother Clock Leather Tip Brass Hammer Set of 4

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USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   65"  (400Z)

USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 65" (400Z)

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HERMLE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER REGULATOR   WALL CLOCK CABLE PULLEY  (555N)

HERMLE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER REGULATOR WALL CLOCK CABLE PULLEY (555N)

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~New~Hermle Grandmother Brass Clock Pendulum Hanger Hook -3 4" Wood Stick(PA-22)

~New~Hermle Grandmother Brass Clock Pendulum Hanger Hook -3 4" Wood Stick(PA-22)

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USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS  (443J)

USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS (443J)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Complete sets of Weights for Grandmother  Grandfather  Emperor Clock

Complete sets of Weights for Grandmother Grandfather Emperor Clock

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