Section 143. The following words, as used in this section and in sections one hundred and forty-three A and one hundred and forty-four to one hundred and forty-seven H, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the following meanings:—
“Employer”, any person who, directly or indirectly, or through an employee or agent, furnishes to another person any materials or articles to be manufactured or worked upon in a home, and thereafter to be returned to himself or on his order, for use other than the personal use of himself or of a member of his family.
“Home”, any room, house, apartment or other premises, whichever is most extensive, used in whole or in part as a place of dwelling.
“Industrial homework”, any manufacture of or work upon materials or articles in a home for an employer, exclusive of domestic service.
The verb “to manufacture”, as used in its different moods and tenses, includes to prepare, alter, repair or finish in whole or in part.