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
VTG Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

VTG Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

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Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

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EMPEROR GRANDMOTHER'S CLOCK IN MAPLE CASE WITH MOONFACE DIAL, 16" x 9" x 74"

EMPEROR GRANDMOTHER'S CLOCK IN MAPLE CASE WITH MOONFACE DIAL, 16" x 9" x 74"

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4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

4 Hammers for Grandfather Grandmother Clock .367 Dia.

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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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Grandfather  Grandmother  Clock Shells and Weights Set of 3

Grandfather Grandmother Clock Shells and Weights Set of 3

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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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RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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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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VINTAGE METAL LONG CASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK HANDS

VINTAGE METAL LONG CASE GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK HANDS

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Wood Doll House Furniture - Grandfather Grandmother Clock - door opens, vintage

Wood Doll House Furniture - Grandfather Grandmother Clock - door opens, vintage

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ridgeway grandmother clock

ridgeway grandmother clock

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Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weight

Grandfather Grandmother Clock Weight

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BRECK'S Miniature Grandmother Clock-Floral Design & Roman Numerals (599)

BRECK'S Miniature Grandmother Clock-Floral Design & Roman Numerals (599)

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Elmer O. Stennes Grandmother Clock Ca. 1957

Elmer O. Stennes Grandmother Clock Ca. 1957

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3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & MANUAL for Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

3 1 4" Tip CLOCK OIL in OILER & MANUAL for Mantle Grandmother Wall Anniversary

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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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 SET of 2 Side Access Wood Accoustic panels for Grandfather  Grandmother Clock

SET of 2 Side Access Wood Accoustic panels for Grandfather Grandmother Clock

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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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