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
Used Grandfather   Grandmother  Clock Chain  70" (462E)

Used Grandfather Grandmother Clock Chain 70" (462E)

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Daneker Grandmother Clock

Daneker Grandmother Clock

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Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock  49.5 inches tall

Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock 49.5 inches tall

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SOLID MAHOGANY GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

SOLID MAHOGANY GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

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1930's Granddaughter   Grandmother Clock Running

1930's Granddaughter Grandmother Clock Running

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ridgeway grandmother clock

ridgeway grandmother clock

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Ethan Allen Gustavian Swedish Mora Grandmother Clock...Triple Chime

Ethan Allen Gustavian Swedish Mora Grandmother Clock...Triple Chime

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Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

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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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Ridgeway Grandmother clock almost 7 feet tall

Ridgeway Grandmother clock almost 7 feet tall

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grandmother clock kit brand new old stock see picture

grandmother clock kit brand new old stock see picture

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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 CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER   (460A)

URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER (460A)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

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Black Forest Grandmother Clock Moon Face Westminster Chimes

Black Forest Grandmother Clock Moon Face Westminster Chimes

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Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock from England 52 inches tall

Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock from England 52 inches tall

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RARE STENNES OUT-ON-BAIL DWARF TALLCASE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIME RUNS

RARE STENNES OUT-ON-BAIL DWARF TALLCASE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIME RUNS

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Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

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WOODWORKING PLANS - Grandfather   Grandmother   Tall Clock - WOODWORKING PLANS

WOODWORKING PLANS - Grandfather Grandmother Tall Clock - WOODWORKING PLANS

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