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
Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

Herschede Grandmother Clock 1920's, All Orig. Rare Model 454

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Miniature Heco Grandmother Clock with key and instructions Hand Painted No 8

Miniature Heco Grandmother Clock with key and instructions Hand Painted No 8

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Grandfather   Grandmother   Tall Clock Woodworking Plans

Grandfather Grandmother Tall Clock Woodworking Plans

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Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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DOLLHOUSE HOUSE OF MINIATURES HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK, ANTIQUE REPLICA

DOLLHOUSE HOUSE OF MINIATURES HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK, ANTIQUE REPLICA

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3 Vintage Neely Hall Grandmother Grandfather Clock Patterns

3 Vintage Neely Hall Grandmother Grandfather Clock Patterns

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Antique Anvil Grandmother Clock

Antique Anvil Grandmother Clock

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 Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

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Grandmother Clock

Grandmother Clock

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Vintage 1970s Colonial Mfg American Folk Country Grandmother Clock Shab Chic

Vintage 1970s Colonial Mfg American Folk Country Grandmother Clock Shab Chic

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Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (124B)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (124B)

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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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34639:  DANEKER Small Maple Grandmother Hall Clock

34639: DANEKER Small Maple Grandmother Hall Clock

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 VINTAGE BARWICK GRANDMOTHER CLOCK 4858

VINTAGE BARWICK GRANDMOTHER CLOCK 4858

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 GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET  3 WITH INSERTS Over 7 lbs

GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHTS COMPLETE SET 3 WITH INSERTS Over 7 lbs

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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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1917 WATERBURY HIGH QUALITY CLOCK 8 DAY CATHEDRAL CHIMES GRANDMOTHER ORNATE DIAL

1917 WATERBURY HIGH QUALITY CLOCK 8 DAY CATHEDRAL CHIMES GRANDMOTHER ORNATE DIAL

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Hermle Grandfather Clock Pendulum or Grandmother Clock Pendulum for 85cm movts.

Hermle Grandfather Clock Pendulum or Grandmother Clock Pendulum for 85cm movts.

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WALNUT LONGCASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER TALL CASE CLOCK-Small size

WALNUT LONGCASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER TALL CASE CLOCK-Small size

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