OMG after just flicking through YouTube I stumbled on this video
This is the same vac my mother had after her junior died, I remember the salesman coming round to demonstrate it, never ever seen one like it since, I used to sit on it and ride it round the living room, or stick the floor head ( think ours was just white) in the hose hole and call it K9. Never used paper bags, mum just used to empty the cloth bag and put it back in. As with most cylinder cleaners it was useless with pet hair so it wasn't long before my long suffering father had to pay for another vacuum, a yellow electrolux 502
Must have been called something different in UK ? any one recognise it??