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
VINTAGE LOT OF GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WORKS ,COMPELT EXCEPT  FOR FACE

VINTAGE LOT OF GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WORKS ,COMPELT EXCEPT FOR FACE

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Jauch Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook Hanger  (M90)

Jauch Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook Hanger (M90)

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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 2  Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Weight Chains 55"   (399H)

Used 2 Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother Clock Weight Chains 55" (399H)

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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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clockparts pendulum large wall or grandmother father floor clock older

clockparts pendulum large wall or grandmother father floor clock older

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4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

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URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER   (75D)

URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER (75D)

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

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

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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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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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Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 12 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 12 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

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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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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 Pound Lead Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Weight for 50-60MM Shells (WSL12)

1 Pound Lead Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Weight for 50-60MM Shells (WSL12)

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Ridgeway   Hermle 94cm 451-033 Grandmother clock, broken clickspring

Ridgeway Hermle 94cm 451-033 Grandmother clock, broken clickspring

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USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   69"  (400W)

USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 69" (400W)

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Lot of 2 Used Solid Brass Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Chain  49" (400V)

Lot of 2 Used Solid Brass Grandfather Grandmother Clock Chain 49" (400V)

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USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   51"  (400A1)

USED 1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 51" (400A1)

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