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   GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS  KC06

NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS KC06

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Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weights

Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weights

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Grandfather Grandmother Floor Clock Leveling Feet Legs Set of 4 NEW Curio

Grandfather Grandmother Floor Clock Leveling Feet Legs Set of 4 NEW Curio

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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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Rare Solid Mahogany Colonial MFG Co 3 Weight Small Slim Grandmother Clock

Rare Solid Mahogany Colonial MFG Co 3 Weight Small Slim Grandmother Clock

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Vintage Grandmother Clock Chinoiserie Green Mauthe Germany 54 96 Oriental Scene

Vintage Grandmother Clock Chinoiserie Green Mauthe Germany 54 96 Oriental Scene

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New Hermle or Kieninger Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum - 6-1 2" Bob - 4 sizes!

New Hermle or Kieninger Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum - 6-1 2" Bob - 4 sizes!

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  IKEA Mortorp Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Decal  Decorative Sticker NIP

IKEA Mortorp Grandfather Grandmother Clock Decal Decorative Sticker NIP

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Howard Miller Grandmother Clock Cabinet

Howard Miller Grandmother Clock Cabinet

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Lot of 3 Grandmother Clock Weight Shells 9 1 8" w  Caps NOS Brass

Lot of 3 Grandmother Clock Weight Shells 9 1 8" w Caps NOS Brass

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WOODWORKING PLANS - Grandfather   Grandmother   Tall Clock - WOODWORKING PLANS

WOODWORKING PLANS - Grandfather Grandmother Tall Clock - WOODWORKING PLANS

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GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK PENDULUM

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - Set of 4 Feet

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - Set of 4 Feet

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Vintage Seth Thomas Mahogany Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock

Vintage Seth Thomas Mahogany Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE COUNTRY SCENE 9 7 8" X 13" NEW OLD STOCK

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE COUNTRY SCENE 9 7 8" X 13" NEW OLD STOCK

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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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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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Classic Colonial Grandfather Grandmother Clock - 6068

Classic Colonial Grandfather Grandmother Clock - 6068

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  55"  (902X)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (902X)

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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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