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
Antique Mason and Sullivan Grandmother Clock

Antique Mason and Sullivan Grandmother Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and 2 Keys

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Welby Grandmother Clock

Welby Grandmother Clock

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USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS  GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS  (350R)

USED 2 HERMLE or URGOS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS (350R)

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RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

RIDGEWAY GRANDMOTHER Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Flush Mount Front Door Lock and Key Set

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Vintage Ridgeway Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10"., 8" ring EUC

Vintage Ridgeway Grandfather Clock FACE DIAL grandmother 13"x 10"., 8" ring EUC

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Ansonia Grandmother Floor Clock Time, Strike & 3 Chime Selector Beveled Glass

Ansonia Grandmother Floor Clock Time, Strike & 3 Chime Selector Beveled Glass

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 BRASS WEIGHT HOOK AND BOTTOM NEW GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

BRASS WEIGHT HOOK AND BOTTOM NEW GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

Clock suspension spring for Urgos Grandmother Clock

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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Vintage Mantle Grandmother Grandfather Clock Gas Fireplace Key *

Vintage Mantle Grandmother Grandfather Clock Gas Fireplace Key *

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Mini Miniature Grandfather Grandmother Mantle Clock Brass Cherubs Ornate

Mini Miniature Grandfather Grandmother Mantle Clock Brass Cherubs Ornate

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Vintage Mantle Grandmother Grandfather Clock Gas Fireplace Key

Vintage Mantle Grandmother Grandfather Clock Gas Fireplace Key

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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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Sligh Grandmother - Grandfather Clock

Sligh Grandmother - Grandfather Clock

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Emperor Grandmother Clock Weight SLEEVES SHELLS BRASS and WEIGHTS

Emperor Grandmother Clock Weight SLEEVES SHELLS BRASS and WEIGHTS

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Rare Beautiful Grandmother Wooden Clock, Used

Rare Beautiful Grandmother Wooden Clock, Used

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Emperor 80 Grandmother Grandfather Clock Moon Face Works and Looks Great!

Emperor 80 Grandmother Grandfather Clock Moon Face Works and Looks Great!

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Antique Grandmother Clock Colonial Manufacturing Co.  Early 1970's Stained Pine

Antique Grandmother Clock Colonial Manufacturing Co. Early 1970's Stained Pine

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