Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Bob Lucas wrote:
For new car acquistions,
the entire series was shown even though not all cars were physically
on hand.
Yes, the entire NUMBER series was shown, but the number of cars in the right-hand column would reflect ACTUAL arrivals. There are plenty of examples where the first appearance of a number series just has a row of dots on the right, presumably because no cars had yet been delivered. Then succeeding ORER issues, especially in the days when it was monthly, would show the group gradually increasing to full size.

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