Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1894-1938 (2)--Original Data, 1934-1962. Raw Figures For September, October, And December, 1919 Were Estimated Because Data Are Not Available. The Total For The Three Months Is 14. This Amount Was Divided Among These Months In The Same Proportion As In The Series On Total Manufacturing. Beginning In 1935, Liabilities For Manufacturing And Construction Companies Are Shown Separately. They Have Been Added To Continue The Series As Before. There Was Also A Slight Change In Coverage. Source: Data For 1894-February, 1933: Dun'S Review; Data For March, 1933-January, 1937: Dun And Bradstreet Monthly Review; Data For February 1937-1938: Dun'S Statistical Review.
This NBER data series m09069a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09069a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Business Failures, Manufacturing Companies With Liabilities Over One Hundred Thousand Dollars for United States [M0969AUSM474NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0969AUSM474NNBR/, August 30, 2015.