This bottle is Foss 2 oz. Liquid Fruit Flavor. Full Strength, Standard Quality, c1890s. The company was based out of Portland Maine. This antique bottle is 4 3/4" by 1 3/4" and is one of several we have found in our area, half in and half out of the ground.
Vegetables, fruit and fish canning were an important part of Portland, Maine's economy in the 1890's. Below is a note of interest from www.mainememory.net. Note Foss in an earlier business with Schlotterbeck.
Schlotterbeck & Foss bottle, Portland, ca. 1900Item 100193 info
Maine Historical SocietyBottles that survive from Portland's industrial past reflect the variety of manufacturing in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The square, brown glass bottle is embossed, "Schlotterbeck & Foss Co., Manufacturing Chemists, Portland, Maine."
(See bottle at their website: www.mainememory.net)
Augustus G. Schlotterbeck and Charles S. Foss founded Schlotterbeck & Foss Company in Portland in 1866.
The company began as a prescription apothecary shop, moving to patent medicines and flavoring extracts.