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
Elmer Stennes 1945 Grandmother Clock

Elmer Stennes 1945 Grandmother Clock

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NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS  KC06

NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS KC06

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Lyre Brass Grandfather Or Grandmother Clock Pendulum 10.75" BOB ORNATE PENDULUM

Lyre Brass Grandfather Or Grandmother Clock Pendulum 10.75" BOB ORNATE PENDULUM

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Wall & Mantel Clock Suspension Spring. 11 16"x5 16" Grandmother Clocks, UW 32

Wall & Mantel Clock Suspension Spring. 11 16"x5 16" Grandmother Clocks, UW 32

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Grandfather Or Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum 8.75" BOB 33" long nickel

Grandfather Or Grandmother Clock Lyre Pendulum 8.75" BOB 33" long nickel

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Vintage - Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Vintage - Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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Revere Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock!  Telechron! LCL PCKP-Sturbridge, MA!

Revere Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock! Telechron! LCL PCKP-Sturbridge, MA!

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grandfather  grandmother clock weights

grandfather grandmother clock weights

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  46"  (800A20)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 46" (800A20)

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Antique Herschede Electrically Wound  Grandmother Hall Clock  C.1929

Antique Herschede Electrically Wound Grandmother Hall Clock C.1929

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Grandmother's Clock by Howard Miller

Grandmother's Clock by Howard Miller

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Grandmother   Grandfather Westminister Chime Clock Barwick Miller US

Grandmother Grandfather Westminister Chime Clock Barwick Miller US

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Antique Brass Dial Grandmother Clock JOHN THOMPSON LONDON 8 day Westminster

Antique Brass Dial Grandmother Clock JOHN THOMPSON LONDON 8 day Westminster

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1975 vintage cherry grandmother clock good working condition made out of cherry

1975 vintage cherry grandmother clock good working condition made out of cherry

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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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Vintage Seth Thomas Mahogany Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock

Vintage Seth Thomas Mahogany Westminster Chime Grandmother Clock

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Beautiful Emperor Grandmother Clock With Moon Dial

Beautiful Emperor Grandmother Clock With Moon Dial

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Butler Grandmother Clock Fruitwood

Butler Grandmother Clock Fruitwood

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BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN  62"  (902H)

BRASS PLATED GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAIN 62" (902H)

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - Set of 4 Feet

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet - Set of 4 Feet

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