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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Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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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   63" - 40 LPF (902Q)

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 63" - 40 LPF (902Q)

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Vintage - Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

Vintage - Colonial Mfg. Co. grandmother clock

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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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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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1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

1 BRASS PLATED GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 57"

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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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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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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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NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-6)

NEW Brushed Solid Brass Grandmother Clock Weight Shell - Size 50 x 260mm (WS-6)

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URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

URGOS UW32 Grandfather Grandmother Clock PENDULUM LEADER Hanger Part, 4-1 2"

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Urgos Grandmother Clock Suspension Spring  1-11 16 " LONG!!

Urgos Grandmother Clock Suspension Spring 1-11 16 " LONG!!

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2 SOLID  BRASS GRANDFATHER   GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAINS  57"  (963F)

2 SOLID BRASS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER CLOCK CHAINS 57" (963F)

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1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER   GRANDFATHER  CLOCK CHAIN   55"  (855C)

1 SOLID BRASS GRANDMOTHER GRANDFATHER CLOCK CHAIN 55" (855C)

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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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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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