RARE BOY KNICKERBOCKER FIGURE FIGURINE CELLULOID SEWING TAPE MEASURE EARLY 1900

RARE BOY KNICKERBOCKER FIGURE FIGURINE CELLULOID SEWING TAPE MEASURE EARLY 1900
Measures about 3-1/4 inches tall and the base is about 1-5/8 across. I am not exactly sure who or what he is but it appears to be a young boy wearing striped knickerbockers. The top has come unglued but does sit fine just resting where it should be-see pics! The tape measure part does not wind itself back up, you have to push it back in. There are no names or markings anywhere on it that I could find.
Please read description and see pictures. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask, thanks!