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
Emperor 80 Grandmother Grandfather Clock Moon Face Works and Looks Great!

Emperor 80 Grandmother Grandfather Clock Moon Face Works and Looks Great!

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Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock  49.5 inches tall

Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock 49.5 inches tall

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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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GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET OF 3 WITH INSERTS

GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET OF 3 WITH INSERTS

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

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GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET OF 3 WITH INSERTS

GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET OF 3 WITH INSERTS

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Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock from England 52 inches tall

Antique or vintage Tall Grandmother Clock from England 52 inches tall

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Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

Cool Antique Grandmother Clock For Project! -Local Pickup -Sturbridge MA!

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Nice Oak Grandmother Clock Lot 107

Nice Oak Grandmother Clock Lot 107

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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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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

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1931 SILVERTONE Model 1390 GRANDMOTHER CLOCK RADIO Grandfather COLONIAL Hammond

1931 SILVERTONE Model 1390 GRANDMOTHER CLOCK RADIO Grandfather COLONIAL Hammond

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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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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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Used Set of 3  Solid Brass  Grandmother, Wall Clock Weight Chains   47"   (428J)

Used Set of 3 Solid Brass Grandmother, Wall Clock Weight Chains 47" (428J)

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Vintage Electric Sessions Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock! Local Pickup-MA!

Vintage Electric Sessions Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock! Local Pickup-MA!

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Used Kieninger Grandfather Grandmother  Clock Chain  62" (462B)

Used Kieninger Grandfather Grandmother Clock Chain 62" (462B)

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2 Antique KEYS vintage probably clock grandfather grandmother tall case door key

2 Antique KEYS vintage probably clock grandfather grandmother tall case door key

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antique seth thomas tall case grandfather grandmother clock hand made small case

antique seth thomas tall case grandfather grandmother clock hand made small case

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