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
Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (124B)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (124B)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Urgos Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (124C)

Urgos Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (124C)

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1917 WATERBURY HIGH QUALITY CLOCK 8 DAY CATHEDRAL CHIMES GRANDMOTHER ORNATE DIAL

1917 WATERBURY HIGH QUALITY CLOCK 8 DAY CATHEDRAL CHIMES GRANDMOTHER ORNATE DIAL

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Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

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 Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

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Antique Anvil Grandmother Clock

Antique Anvil Grandmother Clock

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Westminster Chime Wall Mount Grandmother Clock

Westminster Chime Wall Mount Grandmother Clock

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WALNUT LONGCASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER TALL CASE CLOCK-Small size

WALNUT LONGCASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER TALL CASE CLOCK-Small size

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Grandmother Clock by Elmer O. Stennes Willard Roxbury Style Mahogany MiniatureTa

Grandmother Clock by Elmer O. Stennes Willard Roxbury Style Mahogany MiniatureTa

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German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother   Small Grandfather Clock

German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother Small Grandfather Clock

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Original Elmer Stennes Grandmother Clock Dial

Original Elmer Stennes Grandmother Clock Dial

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8" Grandmother Clock Dial with Second Bit Cut-Out - Only Small Scratches (C-285)

8" Grandmother Clock Dial with Second Bit Cut-Out - Only Small Scratches (C-285)

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VINTAGE GRANDFATHER & GRANDMOTHER COO COO CLOCK PINS MOTHER OF PEARL

VINTAGE GRANDFATHER & GRANDMOTHER COO COO CLOCK PINS MOTHER OF PEARL

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK - 1916 HIND'S HONEY & ALMOND CREAM AD

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK - 1916 HIND'S HONEY & ALMOND CREAM AD

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The House of Miniatures Hepplewhite Grandmother Clock #40076

The House of Miniatures Hepplewhite Grandmother Clock #40076

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4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

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 VINTAGE BARWICK GRANDMOTHER CLOCK 4858

VINTAGE BARWICK GRANDMOTHER CLOCK 4858

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Grandmother Clock - Daniker

Grandmother Clock - Daniker

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URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER   (114E)

URGOS GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM LEADER (114E)

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