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
Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut set of 3

Older Style Grandfather or Grandmother Clock weight shell Hook and Nut set of 3

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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 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   47"  (555A18)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 47" (555A18)

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  46" 47LPF (555A26)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 46" 47LPF (555A26)

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

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

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Grandfather Grandmother clock chains with ends

Grandfather Grandmother clock chains with ends

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~13~Decorative Clock Key Escutcheon Plates Grandfather Grandmother Mantle(C-180)

~13~Decorative Clock Key Escutcheon Plates Grandfather Grandmother Mantle(C-180)

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Brass Clock Chain, 64? for weight driven clocks, grandfather, grandmother, etc

Brass Clock Chain, 64? for weight driven clocks, grandfather, grandmother, etc

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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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Vintage Grandfather Grandmother Clock Long Pendulum Copper and Wood

Vintage Grandfather Grandmother Clock Long Pendulum Copper and Wood

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grandmother clock case only with dial wood solid case as is

grandmother clock case only with dial wood solid case as is

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

New Small Grandmother Clock Tempus Fugite Clock Dial Part 

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 emperor viking westminster grandmother grandfather clock  moon dial portland or

emperor viking westminster grandmother grandfather clock moon dial portland or

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Hermle grandmother clock mov 1151-050  94 cm

Hermle grandmother clock mov 1151-050 94 cm

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   63"  (555A19)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 63" (555A19)

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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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SET OF 3 GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER FANCY CLOCK WEIGHTS.

SET OF 3 GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER FANCY CLOCK WEIGHTS.

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Herschede Revere~5 Tubular Bell Grandmother Clock Telechron 1920's Tube

Herschede Revere~5 Tubular Bell Grandmother Clock Telechron 1920's Tube

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