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 Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

VTG Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

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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  Grandfather  Grandmother Brass Clock Face

Vintage Grandfather Grandmother Brass Clock Face

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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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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

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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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Vintage Pearl Grandfather  Grandmother Clock Face With Slot For Chime Shutoff

Vintage Pearl Grandfather Grandmother Clock Face With Slot For Chime Shutoff

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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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ridgeway grandmother clock

ridgeway grandmother clock

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Vintage Dollhouse Upholstered Chair, Tea Cart, Grandmother Clock, Table Taiwan

Vintage Dollhouse Upholstered Chair, Tea Cart, Grandmother Clock, Table Taiwan

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NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS  WM23

NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS WM23

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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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Wood Doll House Furniture - Grandfather Grandmother Clock - door opens, vintage

Wood Doll House Furniture - Grandfather Grandmother Clock - door opens, vintage

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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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Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weight

Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weight

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My Grandmother's Clock

My Grandmother's Clock

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Ridgeway Grandmother Clock Runs Strikes and Chimes Beautiful Wood Case

Ridgeway Grandmother Clock Runs Strikes and Chimes Beautiful Wood Case

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Elmer O. Stennes Grandmother Clock Ca. 1957

Elmer O. Stennes Grandmother Clock Ca. 1957

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My Grandmother's Clock

My Grandmother's Clock

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