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
Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook  3 4" Wide  (M34)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook 3 4" Wide (M34)

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Hermle Grandfather   Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook For 1" Wide Wood Rod (124H)

Hermle Grandfather Grandmother Clock Pendulum Hook For 1" Wide Wood Rod (124H)

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Haller German Art Deco Oak Case Westminster Chimes Grandmother Clock 48"H

Haller German Art Deco Oak Case Westminster Chimes Grandmother Clock 48"H

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GAZO "Bonita" Grandmother Clock,,,,1976

GAZO "Bonita" Grandmother Clock,,,,1976

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GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

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Vintage Colonial Wooden Grandmother Grandfather Clock West Germany

Vintage Colonial Wooden Grandmother Grandfather Clock West Germany

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Infinity Instruments GrandMother Wall Clock EUC

Infinity Instruments GrandMother Wall Clock EUC

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Arts and Crafts Mission Oak Grandmother clock, Harry Little Co, Huntington, IN

Arts and Crafts Mission Oak Grandmother clock, Harry Little Co, Huntington, IN

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

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

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53904 ANTIQUE COLONIAL CLOCK MFG CO MAHOGANY CASED GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

53904 ANTIQUE COLONIAL CLOCK MFG CO MAHOGANY CASED GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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VINTAGE DOLL HOUSE OF MINIATURES HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK & SIDE TABLE KITS

VINTAGE DOLL HOUSE OF MINIATURES HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK & SIDE TABLE KITS

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Vtg Colonial wood wooden grandfather grandmother working clock West Germany EUC

Vtg Colonial wood wooden grandfather grandmother working clock West Germany EUC

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Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

Leather Tip Strike Clock Hammer Set of 4 for grandmother Wall and Mantle

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Vintage Solid Maple Grandmother Tall Case Clock German Westminster Chimes Works!

Vintage Solid Maple Grandmother Tall Case Clock German Westminster Chimes Works!

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Rare Signed Georges Briard Grandmother Clock

Rare Signed Georges Briard Grandmother Clock

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Polaris Grandmother Clock

Polaris Grandmother Clock

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RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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Grandmother Clock

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