Data Were Adjusted For Trading-Day And Calendar Month Variation. Orders Are The Net Of Cancellations. Data Were Revised By The Source, Series M3-1.1 For 1961-1965. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders: 1947-1953", Revised (Series M3-1), October 1963;"Business Statistics,1965", Biennial Supplement To Survey Of Current Business; Last Month Figure Is From Series M3-1, Monthly.
This NBER data series m06126 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06126
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' New Orders, Primary Metals for United States [M06126USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M06126USM144NNBR/, November 28, 2015.