Data Were Adjusted For Trading-Day And Calendar-Month Variations. Orders Are Net Of Cancellations. Revisions May Be Found In Census Bureau Series M3-1.2 For 1961-1970. Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders: 1947-1963", Series M3-1, Revised, October 1963;"Business Statistics, 1965", Biennial Supplement To Survey Of Current Business; Latest Month Is From Series M3-1, Same Title, Monthly.
This NBER data series m06129 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06129
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' New Orders, Machinery Except Electrical, Total for United States [M06129USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M06129USM144NNBR/, August 30, 2015.