These Figures Have Been Adjusted For Sample Changes By T. Hultgren. Newspapers Are Included Beginning In 1969. Source: Quarterly Financial Reports, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations.
This NBER data series q06110 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: q06110
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Net Sales, All Manufacturing Corporations for United States [Q06110USQ144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/Q06110USQ144NNBR, February 14, 2016.