If anything, its a good story. It very well could have been used for demo purposes, or even just for moving stuff around the warehouse.
We have a 1939 BN, serial number 60006, which makes it the first Styled BN produced. It was built June 14th of 1938 and then went to the Sales Dept until August, when it was shipped to the Portland Branch. From what we have figured out, it was most likely used for photographs for sales brochures and manuals. There is a pic that has been used in several books from mid 38 of a BN on full steel, most like likely the same machine.