Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, Data For 1953-1963: Unpublished Table (Subsequently Published In Census Series M3-1, Supplement No. 2, November 1964, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders"); Data For 1964-1968: Series M3-1.1, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders, 1961-1968", And Current Industrial Reports, Series M3-1 (Same Title)
This NBER data series m06096 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06096
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' New Orders, Machinery and Equipment Industries, Value for United States [M06096USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M06096USM144NNBR/, November 26, 2015.