Ye Olde Colonial 
Computer Shoppe is Now Iowa City Artisan Computers

Established in 1863, Ye Olde Colonial 
Computer Shoppe has been a purveyor of fine computers and technology crafted from the best materials with the highest quality craftsmanship.

According to shop proprietor Greg Johnson:

“After 154 years, we felt it was time for a change. Our original computers were hand forged from steel and powered by steam engines. Later we introduced the Kerosene powered portable computer. We still fashion them by hand, but today our computers are powered by electricity. So, we felt it was high time for a change of name. Iowa City Artisan Computers is a name that still conveys our commitment to build the finest hand crafted computers this side of the Mississippi River.”

In addition to selling computers, the shop also provides a variety of curiosities such as candleschocolates, licorice, and popular craft sodas such as birch beer, root beer, and sarsaparilla. However, the focus is primarily on the hand made computers. Because the shop is mobile, operating from a horse drawn covered wagon, most sales are offered online through their Amazon store.

The modernized shop (shown here) includes upgraded anvils and fashioning tools for precision work.



Editor’s Note: We hope you enjoyed this light hearted humorous announcement for the launch of Iowa City Artisan Computers. Thanks for your support!

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