Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
1935-36 Data Are Irregular; End Of Quarter Prices Were Used For 1937-1955. Note That In 1964 The Series Was Revised To Reflect The Reclassification Of Home Purchase Costs From Service To Durable Commodities. The Series Was Revised Backwards. Data Are Comparable According To The Survey Of Current Business Supplement, 1965 (Business Statistics). Source: Bls Mimeographed, Undated Release, "Consumer Price Index For Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Workers, U.S. City Average: Durable Commodities--Series K-2, " For 1935-04/1966; Monthly "Consumer Price Index" Thereafter. Also In Survey Of Current Business.
This NBER data series q04186 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: q04186
National Bureau of Economic Research, Consumer Price Index, Durable Commodities for United States [Q04186USQ350NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/Q04186USQ350NNBR, August 30, 2016.