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
NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS  WM23

NOS (3) 9 ? GRANDMOTHER CLOCK WEIGHT SHELLS WM23

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Lot 4 SET OF THREE HERMLE   URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

Lot 4 SET OF THREE HERMLE URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

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Lot 2 SET OF THREE HERMLE   URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

Lot 2 SET OF THREE HERMLE URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

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Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

Grandfather or Grandmother Clock Leveling Feet (4)

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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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Lot 3 SET OF THREE HERMLE   URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

Lot 3 SET OF THREE HERMLE URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

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VTG Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

VTG Arts and Crafts Grandmother Clock Mission Oak Runs Chimes Need TLC Cleaning

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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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Grandmother Clock by Elmer O. Stennes Willard Roxbury Style Mahogany MiniatureTa

Grandmother Clock by Elmer O. Stennes Willard Roxbury Style Mahogany MiniatureTa

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grandfather  grandmother clock weights and shells

grandfather grandmother clock weights and shells

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PAIR OF GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER (SERPENTINE) CLOCK HANDS & NUT

PAIR OF GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER (SERPENTINE) CLOCK HANDS & NUT

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Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

Seth Williams Grandmother.Clock

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Vintage Mantle Shelf Grandmother Grandfather Wall Clock Key *

Vintage Mantle Shelf Grandmother Grandfather Wall Clock Key *

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Lot 4 SET OF THREE HERMLE   URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

Lot 4 SET OF THREE HERMLE URGOS GRANDFATHER GRANDMOTHER or WALL CLOCK CHAINS

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GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

GAZO Family Grandmother Clock 1976

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German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother   Small Grandfather Clock

German Colonial of Zeeland Company Grandmother Small Grandfather Clock

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Grandmother Clock - Daniker

Grandmother Clock - Daniker

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK

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GRANDMOTHER CLOCK - 1916 HIND'S HONEY & ALMOND CREAM AD

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK - 1916 HIND'S HONEY & ALMOND CREAM AD

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House of Miniature HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Kit 40076 NIB Dollhouse RARE

House of Miniature HEPPLEWHITE GRANDMOTHER CLOCK Kit 40076 NIB Dollhouse RARE

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