didn't`you call this a HOOVER in the States ? I remember it from my youth in the 50ies and 60ies
I've never heard that term and I grew up in Minnesota. Could be a regional thing.
Hoover was a leading brand. It became a generic term, also in England. Now vacuum is better as Dyson are taking over!
Dyson is a brand ? i have absolutely no idea about household items in english.