The other side of this house seems to be newer. This bunch of light switches is almost exactly like the ones in the front of the house (two units of a 3 way on top with an off/on on each bottom of each of the two) except that there's a different (newer?) formation of them. On the right hand side there are two brass screws on top and bottom. On the left hand side of each there are two screws (iron color) in the middle of the unit (top and bottom) Am I making sense? They're like brass <-3-way switch-> brass
iron iron iron iron
brass <-simple on/off switch-> brass
I've been trying to look them up from Google but haven't found a unit like that, let alone one diagrammed with a red black white and green schematic. If someone could point me to a web page that spells out how it's supposed to work, I'd be grateful.
Now there's one thing more - Is there a way that those two units are themselves connected together with a short wire? Stuffed in the back of the switch box was a short (2² +/-) wire with the ends stripped and curled just like all connecting wires are. It's like someone didn't know what to do with it and so just crammed it in with all the others. Or maybe it was left over from a different setup and wasn't necessary with them this way? Just curious.
Any and all hints are appreciated lots, honest, Wilma H