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    Default Grandmother vs Grandfather clock

    Hi, what is the difference between a grandmother clock and a grandfather clock? Thank you, John

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    Default Re: Grandmother vs Grandfather clock (By: SouthernYankee)

    Usually it's a height thing. A grandfather will be over 6 feet tall, and a grandmother, around 6 feet or smaller. Then you find granddaughter clocks at around 4 feet tall.
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    Default Re: Grandmother vs Grandfather clock (By: harold bain)

    In the UK, small spring driven floor clocks, best described as mantel clocks on pedestals, are known as Grandmother clocks. There are no real standards, but Harold's posting is largely correct for the US terms.
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