So I'm fairly certain that this is impossible, but regardless- I was spending some time designing circuits based on transistor logic when I saw a suggestion that it would be possible to design similar circuits (or at least basic individual gates) using wires, batteries and globes alone. The gates that operate based on negation work by forcing a short circuit using the principle that electricity takes the path of least resistance.
I got a little caught up in expanding these designs, because unlike with transistor logic, the ones and zeroes in these kinds of circuits are in the form of closed or open spst switches- and with no form of manipulating signals, combining gates becomes very hard very quickly.
The part I got stuck on was an application of this system to a XOR gate. Such a gate would be simpler if series and parallel circuits would be easy to implement simultaneously- but after a bit of playing around with designs, I've realized it's not as easy as the rest.
(Sorry for the messy diagram) The first figure shows a load, which takes the result of A AND B. The second figure shows the load which takes the result of A OR B. My question is, is it possible to make a simple circuit with only 2 spdt switches and 2 loads, with 1 load taking switch A AND B and the other taking A OR B. Resistors aren't allowed, multiple power sources are, and forcing a short circuit is allowed too.