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
New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

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6 5 8" Pendulum Bob Brass with Etching for Grandfather Grandmother Clock

6 5 8" Pendulum Bob Brass with Etching for Grandfather Grandmother Clock

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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 or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050  94 cm

Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050 94 cm

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Grandfather Grandmother clock door

Grandfather Grandmother clock door

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (582K)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (582K)

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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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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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4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

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1 SOLID BRASS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   48"  (708F)

1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 48" (708F)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (708E)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (708E)

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6 5 8" Clock Brass with decor Pendulum Bob for Grandfather Grandmother Tall

6 5 8" Clock Brass with decor Pendulum Bob for Grandfather Grandmother Tall

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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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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  48" 47LPF (555A24)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 48" 47LPF (555A24)

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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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6 5 8" Clock Brass with Roses Pendulum Bob for Grandfather Grandmother Tall

6 5 8" Clock Brass with Roses Pendulum Bob for Grandfather Grandmother Tall

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NICE WALNUT 3 WEIGHT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIMES WEST GERMANY

NICE WALNUT 3 WEIGHT GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WESTMINSTER CHIMES WEST GERMANY

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  53" 47LPF (555A27)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 53" 47LPF (555A27)

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GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SHELLS S.ET OF 3 DECORATIVE

GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SHELLS S.ET OF 3 DECORATIVE

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