From your description, it sounds like a Channing to me.
As far as seeing daylight, you MUST get a new hopper gasket for the thing and install it BEFORE you light it!
This is my 4th season with the Channing and I found that fitting the hopper into the gasket at the top of the stoker is sometimes a bit tricky. After you think you have it seated, try moving it a bit front/back and left/right, all while pressing down slightly. You might feel it 'drop in'. Sometimes I 'hit' it first try, sometimes not, so the wiggle ensures I have a good, tight fit.
I also discovered that my hoppper was at a slight angle to the back of the stove, after inserting the bolts at the top of the hopper and tightening them. I ended up putting 5 or 6 washers on each bolt, between the hopper and stove, to keep it square to the back of the stove. Keeping it square also helps the gasket at the bottom to stay 'tight' as well. My thinking is that if the hopper is slightly angled, there could be air coming in where it shouldn't, and cause a hopper fire.