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
Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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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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New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w  Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

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Grandfather Grandmother clock door

Grandfather Grandmother clock door

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Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050  94 cm

Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050 94 cm

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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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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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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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Howard Miller Grandmother Clock. In Perfect Condition. Chain Needs To Be Instal

Howard Miller Grandmother Clock. In Perfect Condition. Chain Needs To Be Instal

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock DOOR KEY for Some Pearl, Colonial

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock DOOR KEY for Some Pearl, Colonial

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  62" 37-1 2LPF (555A23)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 62" 37-1 2LPF (555A23)

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~New~Hermle Grandmother Brass Clock Pendulum Hanger Hook -3 4" Wood Stick(PA-20)

~New~Hermle Grandmother Brass Clock Pendulum Hanger Hook -3 4" Wood Stick(PA-20)

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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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 Empty Wood Case for Grandmother Clock

Empty Wood Case for Grandmother Clock

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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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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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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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Grandfather Grandmother CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS VINTAGE SET OF 2. for project..

Grandfather Grandmother CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS VINTAGE SET OF 2. for project..

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grandmother clock

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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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