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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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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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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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   62"  (969B)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (969B)

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NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-5)

NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-5)

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Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 150mm

Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 150mm

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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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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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NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-8)

NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 45 x 272mm (WS-8)

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BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS  4878

BARWICK HOWARD MILLER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK FACE & HANDS 4878

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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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Vintage Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain  69" 46LPF (951E)

Vintage Solid Brass Grandfather, Grandmother, Wall Clock Chain 69" 46LPF (951E)

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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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   72"  (885J)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 72" (885J)

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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   49"  (962B)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 49" (962B)

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NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-9)

NEW Polished Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-9)

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Clock Vintage  Grandmother Folk Art Tall Westminster Beaded Wood  51 Inches

Clock Vintage Grandmother Folk Art Tall Westminster Beaded Wood 51 Inches

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Vintage Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 130mm (111F)

Vintage Hermle-Kienninger-Sligh Grandmother clock dial moon disk 130mm (111F)

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Herschede chain-wound Grandmother Hall Clock: A Lady Hawthorne

Herschede chain-wound Grandmother Hall Clock: A Lady Hawthorne

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