noun, plural man·u·fac·to·ries. Archaic.
Origin of manufactory
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Arrived at L——, he repaired to the street where the manufactory was situated, and found it shut up!
The removal of the dam threatened the existence of Gazonal's manufactory.Unconscious Comedians
Honore de Balzac
A manufactory was formerly so called because it named a place where things were made by hand.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
A manufactory, in such hands, presented none of the usual drawbacks on one's feelings.
There was a manufactory of hard paste porcelain here towards the end of the 18th century.