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
Wall & Mantel Clock Suspension Spring. 11 16"x5 16" Grandmother Clocks, UW 32

Wall & Mantel Clock Suspension Spring. 11 16"x5 16" Grandmother Clocks, UW 32

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Antique Grandmother Clock Top Dome Hood W  Glass Door, Ornate Scroll Salvage

Antique Grandmother Clock Top Dome Hood W Glass Door, Ornate Scroll Salvage

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Vintage Colonial Manufacturing Grandmother Clock

Vintage Colonial Manufacturing Grandmother Clock

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Antique Herschede Electrically Wound  Grandmother Hall Clock  C.1929

Antique Herschede Electrically Wound Grandmother Hall Clock C.1929

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Urgos Grandmother Clock Suspension Spring  1-11 16 " LONG!!

Urgos Grandmother Clock Suspension Spring 1-11 16 " LONG!!

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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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Grandmother Clock Main Door

Grandmother Clock Main Door

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  62"  (902H)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (902H)

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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 4 (996N)

New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 4 (996N)

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URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

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Vintage Grandmother Clock Pendulum 27.5" Long  4.75" Diameter Bob Lot A-30

Vintage Grandmother Clock Pendulum 27.5" Long 4.75" Diameter Bob Lot A-30

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NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-6)

NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-6)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Vintage Electric Grandmother Clock With Curio Shelves.

Vintage Electric Grandmother Clock With Curio Shelves.

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NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-9)

NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-9)

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  62"  (800A15)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (800A15)

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NOS Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  59" 47LPF (161J)

NOS Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 59" 47LPF (161J)

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1 - SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (855C)

1 - SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (855C)

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  56"  (800A17)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 56" (800A17)

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