yuppy, Tom is right...
it would be a version of fig#7 in the above link. refered to as a 'french 3-way' .
I have heard it refered to as a 'Chicago 3-way'
actually Kent, the guy who told you it was an American version is right, but it has not been in use for a long time.
It would be hard, in fact, to find a field electrician that actually has installed K&T as a beginner, most are probably retired.
It's comical how these boo-boo's gain names of localities....
[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 08-20-2001).]