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
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 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

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Attractive Wooden ANTIQUE Grandmother  CLOCK CASE for Restoration or Altered Art

Attractive Wooden ANTIQUE Grandmother CLOCK CASE for Restoration or Altered Art

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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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NEW IN BOX REPLACEMENT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

NEW IN BOX REPLACEMENT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

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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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ELGIN TEMPUS FUGIT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE-PLATE & CLOCK MECHANISM

ELGIN TEMPUS FUGIT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE-PLATE & CLOCK MECHANISM

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Grandmother Emperor Clock Model 120 Pendulum

Grandmother Emperor Clock Model 120 Pendulum

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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   46"  (962C)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 46" (962C)

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS TEMPUS FUGIT

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS TEMPUS FUGIT

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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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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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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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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (962A)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (962A)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   49"  (962B)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 49" (962B)

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