Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1915-1922 (2)--Original Data, 1921-1943. Source: Friedrich A. Lutz, "Corporate Cash Balances, 1914-1943", Manufacturing And Trade, 1945, Pp.116 And 118.
This NBER data series a08194b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: a08194b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Cash Dividends, Large Manufacturing Corporations for United States [A0894BUSA144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0894BUSA144NNBR/, September 3, 2015.