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
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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   57"  (849A3)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57" (849A3)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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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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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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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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Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050  94 cm

Hermle grandmother clock mov 451-050 94 cm

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New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w  Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

New Hermle Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum w Straight Rods -6-1 2" Bob (PML946)

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Emperor 1970's Grandmother Clock, Weight Driven

Emperor 1970's Grandmother Clock, Weight Driven

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Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain USED Fits 451 1151 and Others

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain USED Fits 451 1151 and Others

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Vintage Steel Chime Bar (8 Chimes) for Grandfather Grandmother Clock, 10B

Vintage Steel Chime Bar (8 Chimes) for Grandfather Grandmother Clock, 10B

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New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 2 (840Q)

New Old Stock Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet Set of 2 (840Q)

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Hermle-Steinway-Westminster Grandfather Grandmother clock dial

Hermle-Steinway-Westminster Grandfather Grandmother clock dial

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Vintage Hamilton Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case Fancy Knobs

Vintage Hamilton Grandfather Grandmother Clock Case Fancy Knobs

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   56"  (704X)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 56" (704X)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   62"  (823D)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (823D)

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1 Pound Lead Grandmother Clock Weight Insert for 47 to 50MM Shells (WSL15)

1 Pound Lead Grandmother Clock Weight Insert for 47 to 50MM Shells (WSL15)

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Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  56" 46LPF (688Z)

Used Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 56" 46LPF (688Z)

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Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain SET OF 3 USED Fits 451 1151

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Brass Chain SET OF 3 USED Fits 451 1151

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Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

Grandmother clock dial chapter ring

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