Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1898-1955 (2)--Original Data, 1953-1958. Data Are Averages Of Weekly Quotations. The Published Price For January-November, 1938 Was $5.35 But In A Post-Season Action Producers Granted A Retroactive Price Adjustment On All Shipments Between January 1 And November 10. See Iron Age, December 1, 1938, P.94. (Reduction Made To $5.10) While The Iron Age Shows The 07/1948 Price As Continuous, The Bls (Which Has Shown The Series For A Long Period Under Code #455) Indicates A Change From "F.O.B. Pittsburgh, Basing Point" To "F.O.B. Producing Points, Pittsburgh Area" (Code #455.1 In Old Index; Code #10-14-66.01 In New Index). No Overlap Is Given. The Data Shown By Both Iron Age And Bls Are Identical. Source: Iron Age, January 7, 1915, P.24, January 4, 1923, P.76, January 4, 1940, P.172, And Subsequent Annual Issues Through 1956.
This NBER data series m04145 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04145
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Tin Plate for Pittsburgh, PA [M04145US38300M275NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04145US38300M275NNBR/, November 26, 2015.