This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Manufacture. Anything made for use from raw materials. To fabricate, especially in considerable quantities or numbers, or by the aid of many hands or of machinery. Figuratively, to produce artificially.