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
NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS  WM23

NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS WM23

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Grandmother clock

Grandmother clock

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Urgos  Grandmother Clock Pendulum Leader

Urgos Grandmother Clock Pendulum Leader

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House of Miniature HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Kit 40076 NIB Dollhouse RARE

House of Miniature HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Kit 40076 NIB Dollhouse RARE

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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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Antique German Grandmother Wall Clock  Early 1900's

Antique German Grandmother Wall Clock Early 1900's

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HERMLE URGOS PLUS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER PENDULUM LEADER HANGER LOT CLOCK PART

HERMLE URGOS PLUS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER PENDULUM LEADER HANGER LOT CLOCK PART

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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grandmother clock

grandmother clock

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My Grandmother's Clock, McCaughrean, Geraldine, Good, Books

My Grandmother's Clock, McCaughrean, Geraldine, Good, Books

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GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

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RIDGEWAY LADY HALE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK #122 CHIMES CHERRY CABINET SN:7286

RIDGEWAY LADY HALE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK #122 CHIMES CHERRY CABINET SN:7286

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ridgeway grandmother clock

ridgeway grandmother clock

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Howard Miller Grandmother Clock

Howard Miller Grandmother 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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HERMLE or URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS  (290C)

HERMLE or URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS (290C)

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GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SHELLS SET OF 3 DECORATIVE

GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHTS SHELLS SET OF 3 DECORATIVE

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My Grandmother's Clock

My Grandmother's Clock

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DANBURY OVAL WALL PHOTO CLOCK W MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER PLAQUE

DANBURY OVAL WALL PHOTO CLOCK W MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER PLAQUE

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Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

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