It was not Hinton & Son. I called a dealer in Flemmington NJ and they wanted a credit card number before coming out to the house to look at the stove !
I will say this here but SOS Stove in Hackettstown, NJ is and was the worst. They is where my father In Law originally purchased the stove from. I just can't believe that their service technicians did not recommend a re-gasket of the stove. The ones I removed crumbled apart.
So if any of you have a stove over eight years I would recommend a re-gasket of everything.
Going on two weeks now and he says everting is running fine. Let me know if you have any questions regarding disassembling and reassembly of the stove.