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
VTG Sm. Grandfather Grandmother Three Shelf Case Clock Lanshire Electric PICK UP

VTG Sm. Grandfather Grandmother Three Shelf Case Clock Lanshire Electric PICK UP

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Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook For 1" Wide Wood Rod (124H)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook For 1" Wide Wood Rod (124H)

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Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (M34)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (M34)

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GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

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GAZO "Bonita" Grandmother Clock,,,,1976

GAZO "Bonita" Grandmother Clock,,,,1976

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grandmother clock

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Haller German Art Deco Oak Case Westminster Chimes Grandmother Clock 48"H

Haller German Art Deco Oak Case Westminster Chimes Grandmother Clock 48"H

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TEMPUS FUGIT 73" GRANDMOTHER  GRANDFATHER CLOCK - VINTAGE

TEMPUS FUGIT 73" GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK - VINTAGE

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Vintage Colonial Wooden Grandmother Grandfather Clock West Germany

Vintage Colonial Wooden Grandmother Grandfather Clock West Germany

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Rustic Antiqued Grandmother Clock Aged Face Grandfather Cabin Lodge Country Time

Rustic Antiqued Grandmother Clock Aged Face Grandfather Cabin Lodge Country Time

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INGHRAM GRANDMOTHER CLOCK THAT IS RARE  WITH 3 DIALS, EAGLE CARVING, 19TH C GOOD

INGHRAM GRANDMOTHER CLOCK THAT IS RARE WITH 3 DIALS, EAGLE CARVING, 19TH C GOOD

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Vtg Colonial wood wooden grandfather grandmother working clock West Germany EUC

Vtg Colonial wood wooden grandfather grandmother working clock West Germany EUC

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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 by Elmer O. Stennes Willard Roxbury Style Mahogany MiniatureTa

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

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Elmer O Stennes Grandmother Clock ca. 1966

Elmer O Stennes Grandmother Clock ca. 1966

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Infinity Instruments GrandMother Wall Clock EUC

Infinity Instruments GrandMother Wall Clock EUC

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53904 ANTIQUE COLONIAL CLOCK MFG CO MAHOGANY CASED GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

53904 ANTIQUE COLONIAL CLOCK MFG CO MAHOGANY CASED GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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vintage Canterbury Tempus Fugit Grandmother Grandfather Clock 6' NEEDS REPAIRED

vintage Canterbury Tempus Fugit Grandmother Grandfather Clock 6' NEEDS REPAIRED

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My Grandmother's Clock by McCaughrean, Geraldine

My Grandmother's Clock by McCaughrean, Geraldine

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1968 Press Photo Hale Grandmother Clock Ridgeway

1968 Press Photo Hale Grandmother Clock Ridgeway

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