Case in point. I picked up at Goodwill today this super cool looking Polariod Silver Express for a couple $$$. When I got home I loaded it with an empty instant film cartridge I had saved to test if the rollers & flash worked. They did!
I then tested the same cartridge on a Polaroid OneStep Closeup I bought about 2 weeks ago at Goodwill for less than $1. Nothing happened. Tried another empty cartridge with a strong battery, and the camera is bricked
Good thing I tested it before I put a new / full cartridge in it!! The risk you take with old cameras.